It’s a sad day for India. Six militants stormed an Army camp at Uri, 20 km from the Line of Control, on 5th Dec’14 around 3 a.m. In the ensuing gun battle, eight Army soldiers, three Jammu and Kashmir policemen and all the six militants were killed.
“A group of heavily armed terrorists opened a heavy volume of fire with automatic weapons at an Army Camp in Mohura around 3 a.m. on Friday. Army troops from within the camp retaliated immediately and engaged the six terrorists and killed them” an Army spokesperson said.
All the militants involved in the attack on the Uri Army camp were foreigners dressed in Army uniform, the spokesperson said. They had sneaked in through the LoC in the past 24 hours and made their way through the dense forests to reach the Mohura camp.
An army spokesman said as QRT vehicles from the neighbouring 24 Punjab Battalion reached the camp, the militant at the gate opened fire on them. A couple of vehicles went off the road and overturned, killing three army personnel, including Lt Colonel Sankalp Kumar (40), Havaldar Subhash Chand (40) and Lance Naik Gurmail Singh (36).
Other armymen who were killed have been identified as Naik Panna Lal Yadav (35) from Mauliya in Azamgarh; Gunner Satnam Singh (32) from Amritsar; Lance Naik Sukhwinder Singh (31) from Sooch in Bhatinda; DMT Kuldeep Kumar (27) from Kheri Bullan in Jind; and Gunner Manpreet Singh (28) from Gurdaspur.
Shame on these terrorists.