Another soldier dies, Uri toll 18

uri-attack-kashmir Schoolgirls pay tribute to the 17 Indian soldiers killed in a militant attack at an army base in Uri, at a school in Amritsar | AFP

A 20-year-old soldier injured in the Uri terror attack died of injuries in a Delhi hospital on Monday, taking the toll to 18, officials said.

The soldier, identified as K.V. Janardan from Maharashtra, died at the Army Research and Referral Hospital, a hospital official said over phone.

"He lost his battle with life at 11.30 am this morning," the official said.

Janardan, a resident of Purad village from Yamatval district in Maharashtra, is survived by his wife Sneha Vikas.

Janardan was among three soldiers flown to Delhi for treatment following injuries sustained in Sunday's fidayeen attack in an army base camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.

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