Rajnath postpones U.S., Russia visit following Uri terror strike

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh postponed his forthcoming visit to the United States and Russia following the terrorist attack on an Army camp near the Line of Control in Uri area of Baramullah district early this morning. The encounter is underway between the unknown number of terrorists and the Armed Forces in the area, in which reportedly six soldiers have been injured out of which three have been airlifted to the nearest hospital. Meanwhile, Para Commando troops have been airdropped into the conflict zone to fortify the response by the defence. Intense firing and explosions were heard in the area and the encounter site is nearly 90 kilometres north of Srinagar. More details followed. (ANI)