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Uri attack: Rajnath chairs high-level security meeting in Delhi

Updated: Sep 18, 2016 13:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is chairing a high-level security meeting in Delhi in wake of the Uri terror attack.

After postponing his forthcoming visits to the United States and Russia in the wake of the attack, Rajnath instructed Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officers in the Ministry of Home Affairs to closely monitor the situation in the Valley

Besides Mehrishi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma, Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Defence secretary G. Mohan Kumar, CRPF Director General K. Durga Prasad are among those present in the meeting.

In a statement, the Army said that a group of heavily armed terrorists targeted the rear administrative base of a unit at Uri, and in the counter action, four terrorists have been eliminated and combing operations are in progress.

At least 17 soldiers have been killed in the gun battle at the base, which is around 100 km from state capital Srinagar.

Combing operations are currently underway to ensure no untoward element still persists in the Army perimeters.

Meanwhile, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh has reached Srinagar where he will meet the injured soldiers. (ANI)