Updated: September 30, 2016 12:44:57 pm
After nearly a fortnight since the Uri attack, another soldier Naik Raj Kishor Singh died of injuries, as reported on Friday. The total death toll has now risen to 20.
Injured during militant attack in Uri on September 18, Singh was under treatment at RR Hospital in New Delhi. Singh who was from Piprpati village of Bhojur District, Bihar is survived by his wife Kanchan Singh. His family members in Bhojur mourned his death after hearing the tragic news.
On September 18, in one of the worst terror attacks on the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir, 17 Army personnel were killed and 20 were left injured by four heavily armed terrorists who sneaked into the administrative buildings and store complex of an infantry battalion in Uri, home of the 12 Infantry Brigade, near the Line of Control (LoC).
The four terrorists were gunned down by Army personnel after a three-hour gunbattle. The Army said its initial findings suggested that the terrorists belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad and had come from across the LoC.
A day after the attack another soldier had succumbed to his injuries taking the toll to 18. On September 26, another soldier, Pitabas Majhi of the Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in 2008, had gone on a combing operation in Uri and was injured in gunfire and succumbed to his injuries.
Army sources in J&K had said, as per their assessment, the terrorists probably infiltrated and familiarised themselves with the area. It was suspected that support of some kind of local intelligence was made available, guiding the terrorists to strike where they did at a particular time and place.
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