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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.