Uri encounter: All four terrorists neutralised, mopping ops underway

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Srinagar [India], Sept. 18 (ANI): The Indian Army on Sunday gunned down all the four terrorists who had attacked the Army Brigade's headquarters earlier today, putting an end to the massive gunbattle which began at 5:30 am this morning. Mopping operations are underway to ensure no untoward element still persists in the Army perimeters. After postponing his forthcoming visits to the United States and Russia in the wake of the encounter in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has instructed Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officers in the Ministry of Home Affairs to closely monitor the situation in the Valley. Meanwhile, a high level security meet is to take place at Rajnath's residence at 12:15pm, in which senior MHA and MoD officials are set to attend. "Keeping the situation of Jammu and Kashmir in mind and in the wake of terror attack in Uri, I have postponed my visits to Russia and the USA . Spoke to Governor & CM of Jammu & Kashmir regarding the terror attack in Uri. They have apprised me of the security situation in the state," Rajnath said in a series of tweets. Around four to five terrorists attacked the Army Brigade's headquarters in Uri to which the security forces gave a fitting reply. The entire town has been sealed and security on the vital roads connecting Line of Control (LOC) has been beefed up. The Army sent three choppers from army's 19 divisional headquarters in Baramulla to Uri. Reportedly six soldiers have been injured out of which three have been airlifted to the nearest hospital. Para Commando troops were 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. (ANI)