Another jawan in Uri attack dies, toll rises to 20

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New Delhi, Sep 30, 2016: Another Indian soldier who was wounded in the recent terror attacks on an army encampment in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir, died on Friday, an official source said.

The death toll has now risen to 20.

Raj Kishore Singh, who was being treated at the Army’s Research and Referral hospital, succumbed to injuries sustained during the raid that India blames on Pakistan-based terrorists.

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The soldier was hailed from Piparpati village of Bihar’s Bhojpur district, 75 kms west of Patna. 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.

The Defence Ministry on Thursday claims that India carried out “surgical strikes” on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control, inflicting massive casualties and dramatically heightening tensions in the region.

Pakistan, however, insisted that no “surgical strike” took place and that there were only firing and artillery shelling between the two armies across the Line of Control (LoC) that killed two of its soldiers and left some others wounded. Pakistan threatened to repel any Indian attack.

Wefornews Bureau

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