Four security force personnel and three militants were killed in a predawn attack on an Army camp in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district which is going to polls in the third phase of elections in the state on December 9.
Militants carried out an attack on the army camp at Mohra in Uri Tehsil at around 3.10 a.m and engaged the security forces in a fierce gunbattle, police officials said.
The officials said in the exchange of firing two army jawans and two policemen were killed while three militants were also neutralised.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir A G Mir, while confirming the death of militants and policemen, said the army casualties were being verified.
Army officials said there were some casualties suffered by the force but the exact numbers are being verified.
The police officials said the militants had probably infiltrated into the Valley from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir recently. “It is being investigated,” they said.
The attack comes just four days ahead of elections in Uri and six other constituencies of the Baramulla district on December 9.
On December 2, Army foiled an infiltration bid in Handwara area of Kupwara district killing six militants while one army personnel was also killed. The infiltration bid was foiled even as people in Kupwara district were voting to elect their representatives.