Militant attack on army desperate attempt to disrupt peace: Omar

Srinagar, Dec 5: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said the attack on the army camp in Uri area of Baramulla district was a "desperate attempt" to disrupt peace and normalcy.

"Once again shows the desperate levels militants will go to disrupt peace and normalcy," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site

J&K CM Omar Abdullah

Omar said Jammu and Kashmir Police and army were responding to the attack in Uri.

"Militants have struck an army camp in North Kashmir between Baramulla and Uri. Security force casualties are feared. It's an ongoing encounter," he added.

In a predawn attack, militants targeted an army camp at Mohura in Uri area around 3.10 am. So far, five army jawans, two policemen and three militants have been killed in the ongoing encounter.

Firing had reportedly begun at 3 am in camp of 31 Field Regiment in Mohara.

Media reports say that policemen had rushed to the camp after the attack began. According to reports, a police official of ASI rank has also been injured in the attack.

Militants hurled a grenade at a party of security force personnel at around 5:30 pm in Pohu area wounding six, media reports said.

The attack comes just three days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Srinagar on December 8, ahead of the third phase of Assembly polls in the State.


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