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Uri terror attack: One more soldier succumbs to injuries, toll mounts to 19

An Indian soldier who was injured during the recent Uri terror attack, died here this morning taking the total toll of martyrs to 19.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 30, 2016 10:27 IST ]
Uri terror attack: One more soldier succumbs to injuries,
Uri terror attack: One more soldier succumbs to injuries, toll mounts to 19

An Indian soldier who was injured during the recent Uri terror attack, died here this morning taking the total toll of martyrs to 19.

Defence sources said that the soldier, who was critically injured in the attack, was undergoing treatment at Army's Research and Referral Hospital. 

He succumbed to his injuries today, they said.

The jawan has been identified as 35-year-old Raj Kishore Singh. 

Raj Kishore Singh hailed from Piparpati village of Bihar's Bhojpur district. He was the youngest of three brothers. 

He is survived by his wife Kanchan Devi and two children, 12-year old daughter, Suhani Kumari and 10-year old son, Hemant Singh. 

Raj Kishore Singh's niece said that the family received the news around 3.30 am.

His elder brother Ashok Singh is also in the army, while the eldest Deni Madhav Singh, a former soldier retired three years ago. 

Hemant Singh, son of the martyred soldier said that if given the opportunity, he too would join the army and serve the nation.

The Uri Army base was attacked by heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists on September 18 in which 18 soldiers were killed. 

India carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, seen as a reprisal for the Uri attack.

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