Heavily armed militants attacked a strategically important military base in north Kashmir’s Uri on Sunday morning and killed 17 soldiers, the worst single strike on the army in 26 years.
Four militants were gunned down, said sources.
The attack was part of a fresh infiltration attempt from across the Line of Control, they added, to foment further unrest in the Valley that has been rocked by two months of violent protests that have killed 86 people and injured thousands.
Smoke rises from the Army Brigade camp during a terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.
Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel move inside the Army Brigade camp during the terror attack in Uri.
An Army chopper at surveillance during the attack in Uri. 17 soldiers were killed in one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian Army.
Army personnel inside the Army Brigade camp during a terror attack. Four militants confirmed killed after penetrating the base in Uri near the Line of Control with Pakistan.
The dawn raid surprised soldiers in their sleep; militants set fire to one building before the four were killed in a gunfight.
A soldier guards the army base which was attacked by militants in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.
A view of the Indian army base which was attacked by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town.