Bodies of soldiers killed in South Sudan reach India

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The bodies of five Indian UN peacekeepers killed in South Sudan have reached India, the army said Thursday.

“The bodies of the five martyrs have been brought back. The bodies will be sent to the respective villages,” Maj. Gen. S.L. Narasimhan told the media here.

The five, including a lieutenant colonel, were killed and four others injured when they came under attack in Jonglei in South Sudan Tuesday.

The Indian Army has contributed to UN peacekeeping operations around the world for over six decades and has currently over 7,000 troops on four missions.

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