Indian Army hits back, guns down 10 terrorists in Uri sector
Srinagar: In a befitting reply, Indian Army on Tuesday gunned down 10 terrorists at Lachipura in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Army said that Pakistan army launched firing to get militants sneak into India violating ceasefire along Line of Control (LOC) to divert Indian soldiers.
However, the army yet again foiled the infiltration bid.
The encounter is still on with five terrorists hiding.
The terrorists had also attacked the Handwara police post in North Kashmir on Tuesday.
Intelligence sources had said on Sunday that a group of 15 terrorists have crossed the borders.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday tabled a high level meeting to review the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of terrorist attack in Uri sector.
Manohar Parrikar and Rajnath Singh had also reviewed the security situation in the valley after a terror attack which cost the nation 18 lives of the army men.
People across the nation are expecting a befitting reply to Pakistan especially after Rajnath Singh had clearly held Pakistan, directly responsible for the attack.
On early Sunday morning, 17 soldiers were martyred while four terrorist were gunned down when some terrorists, believed to be ‘fidayeen’, attacked Army’s 12th brigade headquarters in Uri sector.
The terrorists had entered the base camp after cutting the fencing wires and indulged in indiscreet firing. In retaliation, the soldiers gunned down four of them while 17 soldiers also lost their lives.
“Most casualties were primarily because of tents and temporary shelters catching fire. At the initial stage, soldiers of both the regiments were asleep inside. At least 10 of them were killed,” an Army official had said.
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