Two soldiers have been killed and twelve injured following a militant attack on an Army headquarters located in Jammu & Kashmir-based Baramulla district’s Uri this Sunday morning.
An army spokesperson said that four militants have been killed as reported by ANI.
It was a fidayeen attack on the Indian Army’s 12th brigade headquarters with four of them in a surprise attack in the early morning hours around 5:30 AM stormed into a rear base camp.
Intense firing has been reported from Uri as the Army is battling the fidayeen militants.
There are reports that the army’s para commandos have been air dropped from helicopters to neutralize the terrorists.
A high-level security meeting at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence at has been scheduled at 12:00 noon following this terror attack.
Rajnath Singh on twitter said: Keeping the situation of Jammu and Kashmir in mind and in the wake of terror attack in Uri, I have postponed my visits to Russia and the USA.”
The Home Minister earlier said: I have given instructions to the Home Secretary and other senior officers in MHA to closely monitor the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Uri is located near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir.
A similar type of attack was carried out by militants in the same area at Mohra in December 2014 in which ten security personnel laid their lives. Six militants, who were involved in the attack around 3:00 AM early morning, were all killed.
Kashmir has been on the boil since July 8 when the army was successful in eliminating Burhan Wani, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander. Violent protests from Kashmiris since then has resulted in 47 deaths while at least 5,500 were injured which includes 3,000 security personnel.