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3,000 more soldiers deployed in Valley
As the Army’s four battalions are being moved to north and south Kashmir, a boy was killed and over 30 persons were injured in clashes on Saturday, taking the civilian death toll to 83 on the 71st day of violence in the Valley.
At least 3,000 more soldiers are being shifted to the volatile areas of Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Anantnag districts, police sources said. At least 1,000 are being deployed in the restive districts of north Kashmir — Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora may have witnessed fewer deaths than the 54 in south Kashmir, but the region is growing restive.
Terror attack at Army’s Uri brigade headquarters in Baramulla
Explosions were heard inside Army’s Uri brigade headquarters at Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, reported news agency PTI. According to the preliminary reports, militants stormed the army brigade headquarters and intense firing is underway to neutralise them.
The 12th brigade headquarters at Uri is located close to the Line of Control (LoC). The attack took place at wee hours in the morning.
The police suspects it to be a fidayeen attack. Around 3-4 militants are suspected to be inside the HQ. There are no reports of any casualty.