Soldier injured in militant attack succumbs
Srinagar, Jun 08: A soldier injured in a militant attack on an Army patrol near the Line of Control in Keran Sector yesterday, has succumbed to injuries, the Army said today.
Sepoy Sukhwinder Singh (26) and another soldier sustained bullet injuries during a standoff attack by militants along the LoC in Keran while they were patrolling forward areas ahead of the fence.
While the injured were provided immediate first-aid, Singh was later evacuated to Army’s 92 Base Hospital here, where he succumbed to injuries late last night, an Army official said.
A Srinagar-based defence spokesman said the Army paid befitting tribute to Singh in a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh cantonment here.
Singh had joined the Army in 2012 and belonged to village Hakamsingwala of Bhagta Bhaika Tehsil in Bathinda district of Punjab. He is survived by his parents and two brothers.