17 soldiers have been killed in a terror attack at an army administrative base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri near the Line of Control. All four terrorists have been killed.
The terrorists were killed in a six-hour gun battle at the base, which is around 100 km from state capital Srinagar. Army sources say the base is being searched. Injured have been airlifted to an Army hospital in Srinagar.
The terrorists, said to be fidayeen or a suicide squad, sneaked into the base around 4 am and entered the administrative area.
Visuals showed smoke rising from the camp, which is on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway. Some army barracks reportedly caught fire and loud explosions were also heard.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called an emergency meeting in the afternoon. He has postponed a visit to Russia and the US that was to have started today.
"Spoke to Governor and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir regarding the terror attack in Uri. They have apprised me of the security situation in the state," HM Singh tweeted.