The terrorists who struck at Uri today took full advantage of a change over of troops that was taking place. A changeover was underway at the army base when the attack took place.
In the attack 11 from the Doghra regiment were killed while 8 were from the Bihar regiment. Official sources say that 17 soldiers have died.
30 soldiers have been admitted to hospital and 20 are in a critical condition. Sources say that the death toll is likely to increase.
The changeover was taking place when the attack took place. Personnel of the Bihar regiment were to replace the Doghra regiment. At the time of the attack several personnel of the Bihar regiment were at the gate.
Intelligence Bureau officials say that the terrorists had entered early this morning. Terrorists cannot station themselves too long at the Uri sector as they tend to get reported by the public immediately.
The attack took place around 5.20 AM. A group of terrorists in Army uniform breached security and managed to enter the camp and started firing indiscriminately reportedly aiming at a tent where the jawans were sleeping.
Meanwhile a high level security meeting was held in New Delhi. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that those behind this attack will not go unpunished. At the high level meeting the next course of action was discussed.
Author Mr. Vicky Nanjappa is One India Special Correspondent.
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