Bodies of soldiers killed in South Sudan reach India

Apr 11, 2013, 13:03 IST | Agencies

The bodies of five Indian UN peacekeepers killed in South Sudan have reached India, the army said today.

"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.

Indian United Nations (UN) peacekeepers carry the coffin of one of the five Indian peacekeepers killed during an ambush on April 9, in Sudan. File pic/AFP

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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