2 army soldiers killed in militant attack on army camp in Uri

SRINAGAR: Two soldiers of the Indian Army were killed and six others injured when ‘militants’ attacked an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town on Sunday morning, defence sources said.

The sources said the six injured soldiers were airlifted from the border town to the army’s base hospital in Srinagar city as heavy firing continued inside the camp which was attacked around 5.30 a.m. by fidayeen (suicide) militants.

“Terrorists attacked the rear base camp of an infantry battalion and not the headquarters of 12 Brigade in Uri today (Sunday) morning which is posted on the Line of Control (LoC),” the sources added.

In New Delhi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is reported to have cancelled his visit to Russia and the US. He has called for a high-level meeting on Sunday to discuss the situation is Kashmir.