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Nation Current Affairs 30 Sep 2016 Uri attack: Another ...

Uri attack: Another soldier succumbs, toll 19

PTI
Published Sep 30, 2016, 8:34 am IST
Updated Sep 30, 2016, 12:06 pm IST
The news of Rajkishor Singh’s death comes amidst announcement by Army that it had carried out a surgical strike along the LoC on Thursday.
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New Delhi: One more soldier, who was critically injured in the Uri attack, on Friday died of his wounds, taking the toll to 19.

The soldier was undergoing treatment at Army's Research and Referral Hospital here. He succumbed to his injuries, defence sources said.

 

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

The terrorists are suspected to have come from a militant training camp located at a place called Pir Chana Sai in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). During interrogation, two persons who were arrested for allegedly helping the four terrorists as "guides" said that they had started their journey from Pir Chana Sai in Gyarahbad in PoK where the militants have a training camp, official sources said.

The two -- Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsaan Khursheed—both residents of Muzaffarabad in PoK, were produced before a designated court in Jammu which remanded them in NIA's custody.

The duo has since been brought to the national capital where they would be interrogated by a joint team of officials of various security agencies besides being subjected to scientific tests.

During their preliminary interrogation, the two have reportedly admitted to having facilitated infiltration by a group of four JeM militants who carried out the Uri army camp attack.

India has reacted strongly to the deadliest attack on the Army in Jammu and Kashmir in a quarter-century-old insurgency that sparked an outrage with the Prime Minister strongly condemning it.

The External Affairs Minister raised the issue of Uri attack at the UNGA in a strongly worded speech that left the Pakistan struggling to deny the accusations, toeing the traditional line that India was making ‘unfound allegations’.

Meanwhile, 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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