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17 Jawaans martyred in Uri terror attack

As per the reports, 17 jawaans have martyred in the terror attack, which took place at 12th brigade headquarters at Uri, located close to the Line of Control (LoC), today. According to the official reports, all terrorists have been killed.

The attack has left at least 17 Jawaans dead at the rear base of an infantry regiment in Uri. The attack is one of the worst casualties suffered by the Indian Army in recent times. The attack was carried out by four terrorists.

Para Commandos of the Army from Baramulla were dropped at the site and the injured air lifted soon after daybreak.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has briefed PM Narendra Modi. Rajnath has called an emergency meeting and has cancelled a scheduled foreign trip post the attack. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag are expected to visit the state soon.