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Kupwara terror strikes: Soldier on sentry duty twice evades death

28 Apr 2017 | By Anupama Vijayakumar
Kupwara: How gunner Rishi Kumar saved the day

India is working on damage control following the terrorist attack on the Kupwara Army camp in Jammu & Kashmir.

Army sources revealed how mental presence on part of Gunner Rishi Kumar, the soldier on guard duty during the attack helped take down the attackers while twice evading death.

Kumar alone had killed two terrorists and injured one.

Let us see what he did!

In context: Kupwara: How gunner Rishi Kumar saved the day

28 Apr 2017Kupwara terror strikes: Soldier on sentry duty twice evades death

AboutKupwara terror strikes

Three terrorists in the wee hours of Thursday, attacked the Army camp in Kupwara, located 10 km away from the Line of Control, killing three Indian soldiers and injuring five.

Army sources reveal that the attackers breached the camp's security by snipping barbed wire and opened indiscriminate firing.

While the army managed to gun down two attackers, it is yet to capture the third.

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When Rishi Kumar twice evaded death

DetailsWhen Rishi Kumar twice evaded death

Waiting for the attackers to get to a closer range, Rishi Kumar first took a hit on his head. Saved by a bullet-proof patka, he immediately recovered from the impact and fired back killing two terrorists.

He took a second hit when he left his bunker to grab hold of the assailants' weapon to target the third terrorist who fired at him and escaped.

Rishi Kumar saves the day!

According to Colonel Saurabh Sharma, Rishi Kumar displayed great presence of mind in waiting to start engaging the terrorists at a closer range. This further prevented the assailants from entering into the camp's residential areas, averting further damage.

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