Uri terror attack: High alert issued across airports in the country

Uri terror attack: Search operations are being carried out as reports say that two or three terrorists are still present inside the town.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 18, 2016 2:14 pm
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The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a high alert across all airports in the country following the Sunday morning terror attack in Uri, Jammu Kashmir which has left seventeen jawans dead. Fidayeen militants attacked the rear office of the infantry battalion force in North Kashmir’s Uri town at around 5 am this morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the incident on Twitter and warned that those behind the “despicable attack” would not be spared.

The injured jawans were taken to Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar to be treated. Search operations are being carried out as reports say that two or three terrorists are still present inside the town. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with top defence and home ministry officials in New Delhi. He also briefed PM Modi about the attack, considered to be the largest in terms of casualties, in the recent past.

In a series of tweets, Singh said that he had given instructions to the Home Secretary and other senior officers to closely monitor the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and COAS Gen Dalbir Singh will visit Uri later on Sunday to take stock of the situation and review the security arrangements. The terrorist attack had started at around 5.30 am on Sunday. Security around the region has been increased in the wake of the attack.