Soldier killed, another injured in accidently in Kupwara

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Srinagar: An army soldier was killed and another injured in an accidental grenade blast at Tanghdar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.
Reports quoting officials said that the grenade blast occurred inside the army’s 2 JAT post along the Line of Control (LoC) during an anti-militancy drill. The police officer said amid the drill, senior officers were carrying out the inspection of arms and ammunition when the grenade explosion took place accidentally.
Two soldiers sustained splinter injuries and were immediately evacuated to army’s nearby health facility where one among them namely Naik Joginder Singh succumbed. The other injured have been identified as Naik Jitender Singh and is being treated upon, he said.
A police team also reached the spot and have taken the cognizance of the incident. ( with inputs from GNS)


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