Officials say suspected rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir have attacked a major army camp close to the highly militarized line of control dividing the disputed Himalayan region between India and Pakistan.
A police officer says an unspecified number of militants sneaked into the army camp in Uri town before dawn Sunday and used guns and grenades to target the soldiers.
A military officer says soldiers returned fire and a gunbattle was ongoing.
Both the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to media, did not immediately specify any casualties.
Uri, a town west of Indian Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, houses the Indian army’s brigade headquarters in the region along the de-facto border.