17 soldiers killed in attack on army base in Kashmir

The incident is the most deadly in the disputed region in recent years

17 soldiers killed in attack on army base in Kashmir

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17 soldiers have been killed at an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Militants reportedly carrying guns and grenades attacked the base in Uri - close to the Line of Control with Pakistan.

The Times of India reports that 19 soldiers were also injured in the attack.

It is understood four attackers were killed, while a search is continuing for any other militants involved.

The incident is the most deadly in the disputed region in recent years.

It comes amid a period of violence in the region, with protests continuing over Indian rule.

BBC reports that more than 80 people - mostly anti-government protesters - have died in the last two months.