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Rajnath Singh postpones visit to Russia, US after terror attack at Army camp in North Kashmir's Uri town

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has postponed his visit to Russia and the US.


Rajnath Singh postpones visit to Russia, US after terror attack at Army camp in North Kashmir's Uri town
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Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday postponed his visit to Russia and the US after terror attack at an Army camp in North Kashmir's Uri town.

Militants stormed a battalion headquarters in the wee hours today, leaving at least 10 Army men injured.

Intense firing was going on with reports about presence of three militants inside the Army camp which is located barely few metres away from the Army's Brigade Headquarters in Uri town, 102 kms from here, official sources said.

Helicopters from the Army's 19 divisional headquarters in Baramulla have been pressed into service and so far 10 Army personnel with burn and bullet injuries have been evacuated from the encounter site, the sources said, as per PTI.Baramulla have been pressed into service and so far 10 Army personnel with burn and bullet injuries have been evacuated from the encounter site, the sources said, as per PTI.

The attack comes two years after militants had carried out a similar type of attack at Mohra in the same area. Ten security personnel were killed in the attack that took place on December 5, 2014.

It is believed that the attack was the handiwork of a freshly infiltrated group of militants who could have entered along the Salamabad Nallah into the town.

The entire area has been sealed off. 

 

From Zee News

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