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Eight terrorists killed in J-K's Uri sector

Updated: Sep 20, 2016 17:23 IST

Srinagar (J-K) [India], Sept. 20 (ANI): As many as eight terrorists, trying to cross over to the Indian side from Pakistan, have been killed by the army in Lachipura area of Jammu and Kashmir's Uri region of Baramulla district on Tuesday.

As per the latest reports, the encounter is currently underway between the security forces and the militants.

The encounter comes just two days after four heavily armed militants had stormed the battalion headquarters of the Army in Uri, close to the Line of Control (LoC), in the wee hours on Sunday, killing 18 jawans and injuring more than 20 other personnel. In the encounter, the security forces neutralised all of them within hours.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Sunday assured the nation that those behind this will not go unpunished.

In a series of tweets after the attack, the Prime Minister said: "I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished".

He added, "We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their services to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families (of the Army jawans)".

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh branded Islamabad as a terrorist state and said the Asian neighbour should be isolated and sanctioned at international platforms.

Pakistan has, however, flatly rejected New Delhi's claims of involvement in the Uri terror attack, stating that the latter has a traditional tendency to point fingers at the former whenever a terror attack takes place on Indian soil. (ANI)