Srinagar: Heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Indian Army in North Kashmir’s Uri town in the wee hours today, killing 17 troopers and injuring 19 other personnel in the attack in which four militants were killed.
Explosions and gunfire erupted as the militants attacked the camp, which is located barely few metres away from the Indian Army’s Brigade Headquarters in Uri town, 102 kms from here, around 4 AM, official sources said.
The troopers of the Dogra Regiment were sleeping in a tent which caught fire due the explosion. The fire also engulfed the nearby barracks, the sources said.
17 personnel were killed in the militant attack, the Northern Command of the Army said.
Nineteen other personnel were injured in the strike in which four militants were killed.