Terrorist attack in Uri: 17 Soldiers lost lives and 4 Terrorist Killed

Jammu and Kashmir : 18th Sep 2016

Terror struck an Army camp in North Kashmir’s Uri town when militants stormed a battalion headquarters in the wee hours on Sunday.

The Army camp is located barely few metres away from the Army’s Brigade Headquarters in Uri town, 102 kms.

As per the Twitter account of NorthernComd.IA ‏@NorthernComd_IA

#JKOps Four terrorists killed in counter-terrorist operation at Uri. 17 soldiers make the supreme sacrifice. Combing ops in prog @adgpi

In the wake of the attack, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh postponed his visit to Russia and the United States. He also telephoned to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to inquire about the attack.

The attack just a week after the Wall Street Journal, in a report, said that Indian-held Kashmir could witness an intensified armed struggle against Indian forces as the continuous protests and curfews followed by the killing of Burhan Wani, a pro-freedom fighter, entered third month.