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JK terrorist attack: Two soldiers killed, many wounded as Ranjath postpones foreign visit, calls high-level meeting


Heavily-armed militants have attacked the Army brigade headquarters in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir near the Line of Control early Sunday morning, local media reported today.

At least two jawans are believed to have been killed in the attack although this has not been officially confirmed, as per media reports. 16 other jawnas are reported to be wounded in the attack.

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Keeping in view the prevailing situation, Union home minister Rajnath Singh has postponed his visit to Russia and the US in view of the terrorist attack.

“Keeping the situation of Jammu and Kashmir in mind and in the wake of terror attack in Uri, I have postponed my visits to Russia and the USA,” Home minister Singh tweeted.

He added he had given instructions to the Home Secretary and other senior officers in MHA to closely monitor the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The home minister also talked to Governor & CM of Jammu & Kashmir regarding the terror attack in Uri.

“They have apprised me of the security situation in the state,” Singh tweeted.

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As per media reports, the Home minister has also called a high-level meeting to discuss over the prevailing crisis. EB chief, RAW and NSG officials are expected to attend the meeting, reports said.

The attack took place at around 5:30 am this morning inside army’s Uri brigade.

Some three militants are believed to be involved in the attack.

The attack has led to heavy firing between the security forces and the militants. Reports quoting witnesses said loud explosions were heard.

Reports said special forces have been rushed to the army headquarters to counter the terrorists.

The firing is still underway, reports added.

Image Courtesy: Kashmir Focus/Twitter

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