17 jawans martyred, 4 terrorist neutralized near LoC, Rajnath calls emergency meeting

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Militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Army at Uri, 102 kms from Srinagar, in the wee hours on Sunday, with explosions and heavy gunfire heard at the spot.

17 soldiers martyred in terrorist attack in Uri (J&K). Total four terrorists killed in the operation. Combing operations are in progress.

The attack began at around 0400 hours and the number of militants was believed to be three.

Immediately after the militants entered the camp, explosions and exchange of heavy fire were heard from inside, official sources said.

Live Updates:

# Defence Minister Parrikar to visit Srinagar today

# Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh to visit Kashmir in the wake of terror attack in Uri, in which 17 soldiers lost their lives.

#  Four militants killed in Uri terror attack: Army

# Search operations are on in the area

# High level security meet to take place at HM Rajnath Singh’s residence at 12:15pm, senior MHA and MoD officials to attend the meet

# Market in Uri has been closed due to the attack

# Rajnath Singh calls emergency meeting of IB, RAW, Home Ministry officials

# HM Rajnath Singh instructs Home Secretary and other senior officers in MHA to closely monitor the situation in Jammu and Kashmir

# Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Governor & CM of J&K regarding Uri terror attack, they apprised him of security situation in the state

#Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls an emergency meeting of concerned officials over the ongoing encounter in Uri

#Helicopters from the Army’s 19 divisional headquarters in Baramulla have been pressed into service

#Home Minister Rajnath Singh postpones visit to Russia and the US due to situation in Kashmir.

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