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17 soldiers killed after militants attack Indian army brigade headquarters near Pakistan border

17 soldier have been killed and 35 others injured after four gunmen stormed Indian army brigade headquarters in Kashmir. India is blaming Pakistan for the attack. The assault, in which four commando-style gunmen burst into the brigade headquarters in Uri at 5.30 am (midnight GMT) was among the deadliest in Kashmir and has sharply ratcheted up tension between the nuclear-armed rivals. The army deployed helicopters to evacuate soldiers injured in the dawn attack that was followed by a gunfight. The raid comes amid heightened tension in Indias only Muslim-majority region which has faced more than two months of protests following the 8 July killing of a popular separatist field commander. Sep 19, 2016