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Uri attack death toll rises to 19 as Odia BSF jawan Pitabas Majhi succumbs to injuries: Reports

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 September 2016, 14:31 IST

Odia BSF jawan Pitabas Majhi succumbed to his injuries late on 24 September after being wounded in the 18 September attack in Uri.

Majhi, who hails from Danajhola village in Nuapada district had joined the BSF in 2008, The Indian Express reported. The last rites for the slain soldier will be performed in his home town after it is flown to the Bhubaneswar airport from Raipur, OrissaDiary reported.

The 30-year-old soldier was wounded in the terror strike on an army base in Uri, which claimed the lives of 18 jawans. While 17 soldiers died on Sunday, the army confirmed that one more critically injured soldier succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

In the 24th edition of his radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi paid tribute to the martyred soldiers. "The terrorists won't be spared. We have full faith in our army, with their valour they will fail any attempt made against the country and ensure that the 1.255 billion people of India live in peace," he said.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 25 September 2016, 14:31 IST
 
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