Another jawan dies; Uri attack toll rises to 18

New Delhi: Sepoy K Vikas Janardhan, who was airlifted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital here after being critically injured in the Uri attack, succumbed to injuries today, raising the toll in the terror strike to 18.

Two other critically injured soldiers have also been airlifted to the military hospital here.

Seventeen soldiers were yesterday killed in the attack, while about 23 others were injured.

Of the 17 killed yesterday, eight were from the administrative section which included seven cooks.

Uri, a small town located 103km north of Srinagar, woke up to heavy gunfire yesterday when four terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed group entered the battalion headquarters of 10 Dogra regiment and killed 17 soldiers. All the four terrorists were eliminated.