Uri attack: Another soldier loses life, death toll rises to 18

The Sepoy was being treated at R&R hospital when he succumbed to his injuries and lost his life.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 19, 2016 3:37 pm
uri, uri attack, uri terror attack, kashmir terror attack, kashmir, kashmir attack, kashmir uri, kashmir uri attack, uri attack kashmir, JeM militants, JeM, jammu and kashmir, united nations, un general assembly, indian army, pakistan army, kashmir news, india news At least 17 soldiers lost their lives and 19 others were injured during the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri in Baramulla district. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

Sepoy K Vikas Janardhan, who was injured after the attack at an infantry battalion in Uri, lost his life on Monday. The army soldier succumbed to injuries while being treated at R & R Army Hospital in New Delhi. The death toll in the terror attack has now risen to 18.

Four heavily armed terrorists, who led the terror attack, were neutralised by the army in a gunbattle that went on for more than three hours. The Indian army after preliminary investigations said that Pakistan-led militant-outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were behind the attack.

The incident was condemned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who vowed that those responsible for the attack will pay. The act also received international condemnation with United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson saying that he hopes the perpetrators of the crime are identified and brought to justice.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level review meeting in Delhi in wake of the terror attack. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, MoS PMO Jitendra Singh, Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma, Army Chief Dalbir Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval , DGMO Lt. General Ranbir Singh and other officials were present in the meeting.

Rajnath Singh had in a strongly worded statement Sunday said Pakistan is a “terrorist state” and should be isolated.