Bodies of soldiers killed in South Sudan reach India

The bodies of five Indian UN peacekeepers killed in South Sudan reached India early Thursday. “The bodies of the five martyrs have been brought back.

The bodies will be sent to the respective villages,” Major Gen SL Narasimhan, the additional director general (public information) at army headquarters, told the media here.

The five peacekeepers – Lt Col Mahipal Singh, Naib Subedar Shiv Kumar Pal, Lance Naik Nand Kishore Joshi, Havaldar Bharat Sasmal and Havaldar Hira Lal were killed – and four others were injured when their convoy was ambushed by a rebel group in Jonglei in South Sudan early Tuesday. The five soldiers belonged to the Mechanized Infantry and Mahar regiments.

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