Army Major injured in Kabul attack dies

March 03, 2010 08:51 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 07:14 am IST - New Delhi

An Army Major, who was injured in the terror strike in Kabul, died at a hospital here on Wednesday, taking to seven the number of Indians killed in the attack.

Major Ritesh Roy of Army Education Corps died in the Army Hospital Research and Referral. Earlier, two other Major-rank army officers were killed in the attack.

Commissioned in the army in 2001, Major Roy was posted in Kabul since March last year. His wife Captain Seema Mishra is also an AEC officer and is currently an instructor at IMA. They have a daughter.

An Indian team of investigators, comprising officials of Ministries of Home and Defence, was sent to Afghanistan to collect evidence about the group and individuals involved in the last Friday’s attack in which 10 persons, including five army officers, were injured.

Afghanistan has set up a five-member team to investigate the incident which was reminiscent of 26/11 as six to eight terrorists exploded bombs outside two hotels and then stormed these, hunting for Indians staying there.

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