Uri Brigade Commander Shifted In Terror Attack Aftermath

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Uri Brigade Commander Shifted In Terror Attack Aftermath

Brigadier K Somashanker, who was in charge of Uri army base when it was attacked, is shifted out. (File)


Srinagar:  Army has shifted out the commander of Uri Brigade, which was the target of the terror attack on September 18 that claimed the lives of 19 soldiers and left several others injured, defence sources said.

Brigadier K Somashanker, who was in charge during the September 18 terror attack, has been moved to northern command at Udhampur.  

The move is aimed at ensuring a free and impartial court of inquiry into the attack. They said an officer from the 28 Mountain Division of the army is scheduled to take over as the Uri Brigade commander.

Army officials did not respond to calls seeking comment on the development.

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