Army Captain, JCO Killed; Several Soldiers Injured In ‘Accidental Grenade Blast’ In Poonch

Poonch: Army on Monday said a captain and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were killed in an “accidental grenade blast” along Line of Control in Mendhar sector in Poonch district.

“Last night, an accidental grenade blast occurred in Mendhar Sector, district Poonch when troops were performing their duties along the Line of Control,” a defence ministry spokesman based in Jammu said in a statement to GNS. “The blast resulted in injuries to soldiers. During the treatment one officer and one JCO succumbed to their injuries.” Number of injured personnel has not been revealed in the statement. An army officer told GNS that a court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident. He identified the captain as Anand and JCO as Bhagwan Singh. The officer also did not revealed number of the injured. “Several soldier were injured,” he added. (GNS)

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