Seventeen soldiers, four militants killed in fidayeen attack

terror-attack-in-jammu-and-kashmirSRINAGAR: Seventeen soldiers and four militants were killed after militants stormed an army camp in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday, officials said.

“17 soldiers were killed in Uri attack,” PTI quoted Northern Army Command.

It said that Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag will visit Kashmir in the wake of the attack in Uri.

Four fidayeen (suicide) militants had entered the rear base amp of an infantry battalion in Uri town around 5.30 a.m.

“Militants 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 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.