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Iraq war claims first Indian casualty

December 04, 2003 04:00 IST

The war in Iraq has claimed its first casualty of Indian origin -- a soldier serving with the American forces.

Specialist Uday Singh, 21, died Monday of injuries sustained in enemy action.

A Defence Department press release said, "Spc Uday Singh, 21, of Lake Forest, Illinois, was killed on December 1 in Habbaniyah, Iraq. Singh died of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his patrol."

Singh was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Armoured Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division.

"The incident is under investigation," the release added.

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Number of User Comments: 9

Sub: Headline

I dont find an Indian in the news..Why this headline?

Posted by Student

Sub: Unnecessary Attention

why do u give attention to these kind of stories , why make a fuss about his indian background , why dont u write about ...

Posted by Bharath

Sub: This is not ''Indian'' casualty

The soldier who died is an American citizen serving American military. How can you say that it is "Indian" casualty? (If you look at it ...

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A person born in US or with US passport is an American Not Indian. Pls dont mix us in this unjust fight and the slaughter ...

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Indian casualty?!!! Rediff is sinking to new depths! The guy was serving in the US Army and was, I'm sure, a proud American. My sympathies ...

Posted by Nanda Kishore


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