New Delhi/Srinagar, Dec 6: Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag is set to visit Srinagar on Saturday in the wake of the four terror strikes on Friday that killed 21 people, including 11 security personnel. [21 killed in 4 terror strikes in J&K]
The army chief will review the security situation and also pay tributes to the jawans martyred in the attack in Uri. Jammu and Kashmir is in the middle of a crucial five-phase assembly election. The next phase is scheduled on December 9. ['Massive turnout triggered violence']
Suhag's visit will be his third to the militancy-hit state in less than two weeks. On Friday, Suhag met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him about the deadly attacks. [J&K assembly election 2014 schedule]
11 security personnel were killed in attacks in Uri, Srinagar, shopian, Tral
The prime minister himself is scheduled to visit Srinagar for campaigning on December 8. General Suhag briefed Modi about the army's preparedness for such attacks in the future.
125 crore Indians bow to our brave Army men who sacrificed their lives. These men lived & died for the nation. We won't forget them.
125 crore Indians bow to our brave Army men who sacrificed their lives. These men lived & died for the nation. We won't forget them.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2014
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah expressed condolences to the families of the killed.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh slammed Pakistan over the attacks, saying the militants came from across the border and targeted the Indian security forces. [Rajnath Singh slams Pakistan]
The first attack took place in a army camp in Uri sector of Baramullah before dawn. The attack left eight armymen and three state police personnel dead. The security forces killed six militants in the operation.
The second attack took place in Srinagar in which one militant was gunned down by the security forces. The operation went on till 4 pm on Friday.
The third and fourth attack took place in Shopian and Tral in Pulwama district.