In pics: 17 soldiers killed in attack at military base in J-K’s Uri

Updated on Sep 18, 2016 03:40 PM IST
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.
Army personnel inside the Army Brigade camp during a terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI Photo)
Army personnel inside the Army Brigade camp during a terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI Photo)
Agencies | By, New Delhi

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. (PTI Photo)
Smoke rises from the Army Brigade camp during a terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI Photo)
Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel move inside the Army Brigade camp during the terror attack in Uri. (PTI Photo)
Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel move inside the Army Brigade camp during the terror attack in Uri. (PTI Photo)
An Army chopper at surveillance during the attack in Uri. 17 soldiers were killed in one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian Army. (PTI Photo)
An Army chopper at surveillance during the attack in Uri. 17 soldiers were killed in one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian Army. (PTI Photo)
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. (PTI Photo)
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. (PTI Photo)
The dawn raid surprised soldiers in their sleep; militants set fire to one building before the four were killed in a gunfight. (PTI Photo)
The dawn raid surprised soldiers in their sleep; militants set fire to one building before the four were killed in a gunfight. (PTI Photo)
A soldier guards the army base which was attacked by militants in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. (AP Photo)
A soldier guards the army base which was attacked by militants in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. (AP Photo)
A view of the Indian army base which was attacked by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town. (AP Photo)
A view of the Indian army base which was attacked by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town. (AP Photo)
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