1 more soldier injured in Uri attack dies; toll touches 19

Friday, Sep 30, 2016,11:47 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | One more soldier, who was critically injured in the terror attack on Army’s Uri base 12 days ago, today died of his wounds, taking the total number of army personnel killed in the strike to 19.

Naik Raj Kishore Singh was undergoing treatment at Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here.
He succumbed to his injuries, defence sources said.

Singh was a resident of Piprati village in Ara tehsil in Bhojpur district of Bihar.
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.