Jammu: The number of dead in the recent militant attack at an army camp in Rajouri rose to five, as another injured soldier succumbed at the military hospital at northern command in Udhampur, officials here said on Monday.
As already reported On August 11, two militants attacked an army camp in Rajouri killing four soldiers in a pre-dawn strike . Both militants, believed to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant outfit were gunned down after an over four-hour gun battle. The attack came five days ahead of India’s 76th Independence Day.
“Another soldier Havaldar Satpal Singh succumbed to his injuries late Sunday night. With him, the death toll has gone up to five, an officer said. Officials said that the injured soldier was undergoing treatment at the northern command based military hospital.
A wreath laying ceremony was on Monday held at Command hospital Udhampur and his mortal remains were taken to his hometown in Rajasthan, they said.
The four Army personnel died in the attack earlier were Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) Subedar Rajendra Prasad (of Maligoven village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district), Rifleman Lakshmanan D (of T Pudupatti village in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu), Rifleman Manoj Kumar (of Shahjahanpur village in Haryana’s Faridabad), and Rifleman Nishant Malik (of Adarsh Nagar village in Haryana’s Hisar). The nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty, PRO Defence, Jammu, said.