Uri terror attack: Rajnath Singh to hold high-level meet today

Uri terror attack: Rajnath Singh has given instructions to the Home Secretary and other senior officers to closely monitor the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 18, 2016 11:43 am
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In the wake of the Uri terror attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to hold a high-level security meeting at his residence at 12:15 pm on Sunday. Senior Ministry of Home Affairs officials would be attending the meeting along with Ministry of Defence officials.

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. Seventeen jawans were martyred in the attack.

A group of militants attacked the administrative base of Indian Army’s battalion unit in Uri, Baramulla at around 5:15 am on Sunday. After an intense round of gunfire between the security forces and the terrorists that killed 17 army jawans. Four terrorists were neutralised.

Combing operations are currently underway. An army press release said that the Uri camp had large strengths of troops who were stationed in temporary tents which caught fire resulting in heavy casualties. COAS General Dalbir Singh is on his way to Uri. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will also be in Kashmir and will meet with top defence officials.

More details are awaited.