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Soldier succumbs to injuries after being pelted with stones

ANI | Updated: Oct 26, 2018 23:54 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct 26 (ANI): Rajendra Singh, an army soldier of the Quick Reaction Team, succumbed to his injuries on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
Yesterday, Singh was hit on his head when some unidentified persons hurled stones at the convoy passing through the Anantnag bypass tri-junction.
Singh hailed from Badena village in Pithoragarh district of Uttrakhand and joined the Indian Army in 2016. He is survived by his parents.
Besides Singh, two other soldiers lost their lives in Sopore and Tral in two separate incidents in the last 48 hours.
During an encounter in Sopore town of Baramulla district earlier today, a soldier identified as Brajesh Kumar died of splinter injuries. Two terrorists were also eliminated in the operation.
Kumar hailed from Nanawin village of Una district of Himachal Pradesh and is survived by his wife and a daughter. He joined the Army in 2004.
On October 25, soldier Ngamsiamliana lost his life during a standoff attack on an Army Camp in Luragam village of Tral, in Pulwama district. He hailed from Rengtekawn village of Mizoram's Kolasib district. He joined Army in 2013 and is survived by his parents.
Earlier today, the Indian Army paid tribute to three of its soldiers. During the ceremony, Lieutenant General AK Bhatt, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Chinar Corps paid homage to the late soldiers. Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbag Singh, and representatives from various agencies also attended the ceremony. (ANI)