Terrorist Attack Army Camp, Kill 17 Jawans at Uri in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: Militants attacked Army camp in Uri area of Baramulla district in Srinagar yesterday and killed seventeen soldiers.

Fidayeen militants stormed an Army camp in Uri near the Line of Control (LoC) around 4 a.m. Four militants were killed in the encounter, Police sources said.

The Army said in a statement, “A group of heavily armed terrorists targeted the rear administrative base of a unit at Uri, Kashmir. In the counter action, four terrorists were eliminated and combing operations are in progress”.

“The administrative base had large strength of troops of units turning over after their tour of duty who were stationed in tents/temporary shelters which caught fire, and resulted in heavy casualties. We salute the sacrifice of 17 soldiers who were martyred in the operation”.

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