Smoke rises from the Army Brigade camp during a terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Fidayeen militants attacked an army base in Uri , killing at least 17 soldiers, the army says. The militants attacked the rear office of the infantry battalion force in North Kashmir’s Uri town at around 5 am this morning. Four of the attackers were killed. While the encounter has ended and four militants have been neutralised, combing operations are still underway. PTI Photo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the nation that the people behind the Uri attack would be punished. In a series of tweets, PM said the services of those martyred in Uri would never be forgotten. Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel move inside the Army Brigade camp during a terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The injured jawans were taken to Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar to be treated. Search operations are being carried out as reports say that two or three terrorists are still present inside the town. PTI PhotoJammu and Kashmir Deputy CM Nirmal Singh said the government was serious about the infiltration from Pakistan. Collectively targetting the separatists, militants and Pakistan, Singh said that all this was an effort to create tension in the nation. Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a high alert across all airports in the country following the Sunday morning terror attack in Uri, Jammu Kashmir which has left seventeen jawans dead. PTI Photo.The Army had reportedly sent three choppers from army’s 19 divisional headquarters in Baramulla to Uri. Para Commando troops had also been air-dropped into the area to fortify the response by the defence.Home Minister Rajnath Singh has held a high-level meeting at his residence which was attended by MHA and MoD officials. Army Chief Dalbir Singh has arrived in Srinagar, while Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will visit Uri later Sunday.This is not the first such attack this year. Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said that there had been 90 infiltration attempts till June 30 in comparison to 29 attempts in the corresponding period in 2015, as reported by PTI. Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi