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17 Soldiers Killed In Terror Attack On Army Base In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

NDTV logo NDTV 18-09-2016 Reported by Nazir Masoodi, Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Deepshika Ghosh

Srinagar:

  1. The terrorists were killed in a six-hour gun battle at the base, which is around 100 km from state capital Srinagar.
  2. Army sources say the base is being searched. The injured have been airlifted to an Army hospital in Srinagar.
  3. The terrorists, said to be fidayeen or a suicide squad, sneaked into the base around 4 am and entered the administrative area, officials said.
  4. Visuals showed smoke rising from the camp, which is on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway. Some army barracks reportedly caught fire and loud explosions were also heard.
  5. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called an emergency meeting in the afternoon.
  6. In tweets, the home minister said he has postponed a visit to Russia and the US that was to have started today.
  7. "Spoke to Governor and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir regarding the terror attack in Uri. They have apprised me of the security situation in the state," Mr Singh tweeted.
  8. Uri, a town west of Srinagar, houses the army's brigade headquarters in the region along the Line of Control.
  9. In January this year, six terrorists who had infiltrated into India through the border, entered the high security Pathankot airbase in Punjab and opened fire.
  10. In an operation that lasted nearly three days, seven military personnel were killed.

VIDEO: Terror attack at Army base in Uri

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