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Kashmir: 17 soldiers and four militants killed in an attack on army camp in Uri

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Sunday witnessed an attack by four ‘fidayeen’ militants on an Indian army brigade headquarters near the de factor border with Pakistan, in Kashmir’s Uri district. 17 soldiers and four militants were killed in the attack.

Termed as the most deadly attack in the northern region of Kashmir since 2014, the army has rescued 20 injured soldiers till now, with the help of helicopters. The attack took place in dawn and happens to take place at a time when the state is already under a lot of unrest and protests after the encounter of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.

The attack began at 5.30am in the morning and militants breached the perimeter fence to enter the camp.  In the wake of the attack, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag will visit Uri to assess the situation.

At least 85 civilians have been killed and thousands injured in street clashes with the Indian security forces, in the protests that have erupted time and again in the region.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh  called a high-level meeting to take stock of the situation in the wake of terrorists attack on an Army Rear Base at Uri, in which 17 soldiers were martyred.

The meeting, being  held at the residence of the Home Minister, was attended by the national Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Home Secretary, Defence Secretary, DGMO and  heads of security and intelligence agencies.        Meanwhile, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was today going to Srinagar to review the situation.