17 Soldiers Dead In Attack At Army Base In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri, 4 Terrorists Killed
Seventeen soldiers were killed in a major terror attack at an army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri near the Line of Control on Sunday, the deadliest in recent years. All four terrorists were killed in the attack that India has directly blamed on Pakistan.
The terrorists sneaked into the base, about 100 km from Srinagar, around 5:30 am, threw several grenades and fired indiscriminately, causing the most deaths the army has suffered in a single attack in years.
Most of the soldiers were burnt alive when their tents caught fire because of the grenades. The attack took place during a change of command, which means one unit was replacing another and soldiers were in temporary shelters.
Sources said the camp could be observed from the hill tops across the border and it is likely that the terrorists were aware that the regiments were turning over.Around 30 soldiers were injured in a three-hour gun battle with the terrorists who are believed to have crossed a canal along the Line of Control, cut through the fencing and infiltrated into Kashmir.
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