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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to the Army people killed during Friday's militant attacks in Kashmir.Representative image. Reuters file

3.30 PM: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is at the moment paying tributes to the soldiers martyred in Friday's attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

1 PM: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has a dig at PDP (People's Democratic Party) leader Mehbooba Mufti over her remark blaming the media for Friday's terror attacks. Swamy rubs it in further by saying that the high voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir is a matter of celebration and that the PDP chief should now tell the Pakistanis to contain their jealousies.

12.20 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to Jammu and Kashmir martyrs. Modi pays special tribute to Lt Colonel Sankalp Kumar of Jharkhand.

11.30 AM: According to latest reports, Pakistani insurgents are waiting to cross the LoC and move into Indian territory. The Pakistani Army and ISI are aiming to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt the ongoing poll process there, claim the reports.

10:45 AM: Proof of Pakistani involvement in Friday's terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir has emerged. Arms and ammunition from the dead terrorists has been recovered by the Indian Army. AK-47 rifles, shotguns, night-vision goggles, magazines and grenades with Pakistani markings have emerged. The terrorists were also carrying Indian currency and food packets with Urdu markings. According to sources, these food packets are commonly used by the Pakistani Army.

10 AM: According to government sources, PM Narendra Modi's rallies in J&K will go ahead as per schedule despite Friday's terror attacks.

9 AM: Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag arrives in Srinagar to pay homage to the jawans who were killed in Friday's militant attack at the Army camp in Uri.

8.30 AM: US denounces the terrorist attacks in Kashmir, says it remains firm on its "commitment" to work with India to snuff out terrorism in all forms.

8 AM: Friday's terror attacks in Kashmir left 21 dead, eight Army personnel were killed and at least 10 were injured in a string of militant strikes. The attacks coming just days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Srinagar on Monday for the Assembly Polls.

Heavily armed militants attacked an army camp and a police check post, besides hurling a grenade at a posse of security personnel at three places. A smoke grenade also went off at a fourth place.

The initial two rounds of balloting in the violence-ridden state have seen heavy voter turnout, which has been described as a victory for democracy and the people's answer to militants' bullets. The terrorists have struck four days ahead of the third round of voting.

Modi condemned the attacks as "desperate attempts" to sabotage the polls. "Attacks in Jammu and Kashmir are condemnable. They are desperate attempts to derail the atmosphere of hope and goodwill as seen by increased voter turnout," he tweeted.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh slammed Pakistan for the serial terror attacks and demanded that it should stop these incidents.

The home minister told TV reporters in New Delhi that Pakistan gives shelter to terrorists and its result is violence in the Kashmir Valley.

"Pakistan gives shelter to terrorists, it should answer for that," he said. "If Pakistan can't stop these incidents, they should speak to India about it."

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said the terror attacks on Friday "once again show the desperate levels militants will go to disrupt peace and normalcy".

He described it as "a terrible day" and said in a tweet: "Four attacks and a number of deaths - security forces & innocent civilians killed in the valley today."

(With inputs from IANS)

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