17 army soldiers, 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Uri

SRINAGAR: Seventeen soldiers of the Indian Army and four militants were killed on Sunday during an attack in an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town, defence sources said.

“Four terrorists killed in counter-terrorist operation at Uri. 17 soldiers make the supreme sacrifice,” Indian Army’s Northern Command tweeted this morning.

The fidayeen (suicide) militants had entered the camp around 5.30 a.m.

“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),” sources said.

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.

With iinputs from IANS