Terrorism acting up again in Kashmir, 18 Indian Jawans martyred in Uri
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In a terrorist attack on Sunday, 18th September 2016, four terrorists attacked 12th Brigade of the army in Uri sector of J&K. Precious lives of 18 Indian soldiers were lost in the attack.
How it all started
At around 5:15 am unarmed soldiers were refilling diesel in barrels from the fuel tanks. To their surprise, the terrorists attacked the base with 17 grenades in just 3 minutes. As a result of which, a massive fire broke out in the barrack and the nearby tents in about 150 meters radius.
Thirteen soldiers were burnt alive immediately, and many others received severe injuries. All the injured jawans were admitted to the hospital as soon as possible. Four more soldiers succumbed to their injuries in the hospital.
The Uri attack is the biggest attack by the terrorists on any army camp in the last 26 years.
How our soldiers fought back
As the diesel dump exploded, the attackers got distracted due to the intense smog and they headed straight towards soldiers’ barracks. A brave 19-year-old Dogra soldier gunned down one of the four terrorists, while severely challenging the other three. The soldier also got intense head injury, when a bullet hit his Helmet.
Who is responsible?
Director General of Military Operations Lt General Ranbir Singh later briefed the attack at Uri. He said that the four killed were foreign terrorists. A map recovered from the neutralized terrorists revealed their detailed action plan. The marks and locations in the map were indicated in Pashtun language, which is one of the tribal languages of Pakistan.
Four AK-47 rifles along with four Under Barrel Grenade Launchers and a large number of other wars like ammunitions were recovered from the slain terrorists.
In a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs, a list of items recovered from the terrorists, included GPS tracker with coordinates that indicate the point and the time of infiltration across the Line of Control and the subsequent route to the terror attack site; grenades which had Pakistani markings; communication matrix sheets; communication equipment as well as other items made in Pakistan, including food, medicines and some clothes.
According to one source, four days after the Uri attack it has been reported (unofficially though) that around 20 terrorists have been taken down by the Indian soldiers. It was said two units of the elite 2 Paras with around 18 to 20 soldiers crossed the LoC in the Uri sector in military helicopters. They allegedly executed a minimum of 20 suspected terrorists across 3 terror camps in POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir). The families and friends of the martyred soldier were waiting eagerly for some news like this. The soldiers from Indian army were very vocal about their will to avenge the death of the 18 jawans.
However, this news has not been confirmed as of yet by any Indian officials.
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