Update: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag will visit Uri to take stock of the situation and to ,eet the injured soldiers. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issues alert for all airports across the country in wake of the terrorist attack in Uri (J&K)
The attack began at around 0400 hours and the number of militants was believed to be three to four. Fierce gunbattle is on between security personals and the militants.
Initially, the attack was understood to be at the 12 Brigade Headquarters but sources in the Army said it was at the rear formation of a battalion that was deployed at the Line of Control (LoC), reported PTI.
Rajnath Singh calls an emergency meeting of concerned officials over the ongoing encounter. The injured army men have been rushed to Army base hospital in Srinagar. Rajnath Singh has postponed visit to Russia and US due to situation in Kashmir.
Special forces of Army airdrop at Uri where encounter is on. Loud explosions were heard in the area. Helicopters pressed into service to deploy Special Forces of the Army and to evacuate the injured.