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Militants attack Army’s battalion Headquarters, 10 Army men injured & continues to retaliate

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Terror struck an Indian Army camp in North Kashmir’s Uri town when militants stormed a battalion headquarters in the wee hours today, leaving at least 10 Army men injured.

Intense firing was going on with reports about presence of three militants inside the Army camp which is located barely few metres away from the Army’s Brigade Headquarters in Uri town, 102 kms from here, official sources said.

Helicopters from the Army’s 19 divisional headquarters in Baramulla have been pressed into service and so far 10 Army personnel with burn and bullet injuries have been evacuated from the encounter site, the sources said.

The attack comes two years after militants had carried out a similar type of attack at Mohra in the same area. Ten security personnel were killed in the attack that took place on December 5, 2014.

It is believed that the attack was the handiwork of a freshly infiltrated group of militants who could have entered along the Salamabad Nallah into the town.

Army’s northern infantry divisional commander based in Baramulla is monitoring the operation. The entire town has been sealed and security on the vital roads connecting Line of Control(LOC) has been beefed up.

(This story has not been edited by NewsToday.Buzz staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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