Militants attack Kashmir valley, 21 killed

Kashmir valley was rocked by four terror attacks by militants from across the border who stormed an Army camp in Uri leaving 11 security personnel including a lieutenant colonel dead, and killed two civilians in Tral. The attacks and gun battles with security forces left a total of 21 persons dead including a commander of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba and 7 militants. The militants also attacked Srinigar and Shopian. PM Narendra Modi who will be holding a rally in Srinigar shortly, condemned the terror attacks as desperate attempts to derail the hopefulness created by the increased voter turnout in the second phase of elections, that are a rerun of record polling in the first phase. Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is expected to visit Jammu & Kashmir to take stock of the security situation in the state.