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J-K CM Mehbooba pays tribute to soldiers killed in Uri attack

Updated: Sep 19, 2016 13:11 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 19 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday paid tribute to the 17 soldiers killed in the militant attack on an army base in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Later, she visited 92 base hospital here to meet the injured soldiers.

Following directions of Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar, the Army has made arrangements for transporting the mortal remains of all the martyrs directly to their respective hometowns.

While two of the 17 soldiers hail from Jammu and Kashmir, rest of them belong to Uttar Pradesh (four), Bihar (three), Maharashtra (three), West Bengal (two), Jharkhand (two) and Rajasthan (one).

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a high-level meeting at his official residence at 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence in the national capital in the wake of the Uri terror attack.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Army Chief Dalbir Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other officials are present in the meeting.

Rajnath, who held separate meeting earlier today with Parrikar, the Army Chief and other officials, yesterday said Pakistan is a 'terrorist state' and should be isolated.

DGMO Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh yesterday announced the initial reports indicate that the four terrorists killed in the attack belong to Jaish-e-Mohammad Tanzeem.

17 soldiers lost their lives and 30 others were injured post the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri. (ANI)