Soldier killed, another injured in accidental grenade explosion at J&K army camp

SRINAGAR : A died and another was injured in an accidental explosion at an army camp in the Tangdhar area of ​​the northern Kupwara district on Saturday.

Tangdhar SHO Waseem Ahmad Budoo said the blast occurred inside Army Post 2 JAT along the Line of Control (LoC) during an anti-militia drill. In the midst of the drill, senior officers were conducting the weapons and ammunition inspection when the grenade accidentally exploded.

In the blast, two soldiers suffered splinter wounds and were immediately transferred to the nearby Army health center, where one of them, Naik Joginder Singh, succumbed, SHO said, adding that the other wounded, Naik Jitender Singh, is under treatment.

A police team also arrived at the scene shortly after the accident and a case was recorded, SHO Budoo said.