Terrorists sneaked into an army camp here in Jammu and Kashmir early on Friday and slaughtered 17 soldiers in the worst attack on a military centre in the state in a decade
In a most deadly attack in recent years, we lost 17 of our soldiers. The militants attacked an Indian Army brigade situated in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir
Four militants were also killed during the combat. The attacked happened around 5:30 am in the morning near the line of control with Pakistan, militants breached the perimeter fence to enter the camp. Around 30 soldiers have been injured seriously in the attack. The injured have been brought to army base hospital in Srinagar.
This is a second attack on our army base after Pathankot.
Defence Minister Manohar Parriker and Army Chief will visit Srinagar in wake of the terror attack.
We salute the martyr and our heartfelt condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives.