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Uri terror attack: Rajnath reviews security situation in J-K

UriTerrorAttack Updated: Sep 19, 2016 12:12 IST

Home minister Rajnath Singh holds a high-level meeting at his residence in New Delhi in the wake of a terror attack at 12th brigade headquarters in Uri.(PTI)

A day after a terror attack killed 17 soldiers in Uri, home minister Rajnath Singh reviewed on Monday the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the border areas.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and top officials of the ministries of home and defence, army, paramilitary forces and chiefs of intelligence agencies briefed Singh on the latest ground report in the Kashmir Valley as well as along the Line of Control (LoC), official sources said.

Possible strategies to deal with the fresh challenges arising out of the terror attack at the Army Brigade Headquarters, located along the LoC, was also discussed in the meeting, the sources said.

Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, who postponed his visit to Srinagar, also attended the meeting.

Rajnath and the top officials also reviewed the security situation across the country, particular along the western border -  from Punjab to Gujarat, the sources said.

Meanwhile, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) is expected to visit Uri to gather leads and other evidence from the terror attack site.

Heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM had stormed an army base in Uri in Kashmir on Sunday, killing 17 soldiers.