Militants attack army headquarters in Kashmir

Militants attack army headquarters in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Militants attacked army’s brigade headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town on Sunday morning.

Police said militants, whom number and identity was yet unknown, attacked the headquarters of the 12 Brigade around 5.30 a.m.

“Militants seem to have entered the camp where intense firing and explosions were going on”, a senior police officer said.

The brigade headquarters is situated in Uri town of north Kashmir Baramulla district close to the Line of Control.

“If the militants responsible for the attack have recently infiltrated into the Indian side of the LoC from Pakistan or have been part of an existing group here is being established”, the officer added.

2 soldiers killed in J&K army camp attack (Lead)

Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Two soldiers were killed and six others injured when militants attacked an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town on Sunday morning, said defence sources.

The sources said the six injured soldiers were airlifted from the border town to the army’s base hospital in Srinagar city as heavy firing continued inside the camp which was attacked around 5.30 a.m. by fidayeen (suicide) militants.

“Terrorists 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 added.

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.

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