Sunday morning turned out to be very gloomy for Indians as news of a terrorist attack filtered in.
An Army camp in North Kashmir’s Uri town was struck by terror after militants stormed a battalion headquarters in the wee hours.
The Army camp is located barely few metres away from the Army’s Brigade Headquarters in Uri town, 102 kms from Srinagar.
To make matters worse a section of the foreign media reported the incident as an attack by ‘rebels’. The refusal of reputed western news agency like AP to call a spade a spade irked several Indians.
One of those who took strong objection to use of the word ‘rebels’ was Virender Sehwag.
BREAKING: A top army officer says 17 soldiers, 4 rebels dead in attack on Indian army base in Kashmir.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 18, 2016
Very very heartbroken to hear about #UriAttack
They are not Rebels,they are Terrorists.
Terrorism must be answered appropriately
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 18, 2016
The attack comes two years after militants had carried out a similar type of attack at Mohra in the same area.
Ten security personnel were killed in the attack that took place on December 5, 2014.