- A grenade exploded accidentally in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
- An army captain and a JOC were killed in the blast.
- Army personnel were on duty at the time of incident in Mendhar sector.
Jammu and Kashmir Grenade Blast: An Army captain and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were killed in an accidental grenade explosion in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday night. A grenade attack was carried out in Mendhar sector near the Line of Control (LoC) last night.
An Army PRO said that the Army personnel were on duty when the incident took place in Mendhar sector of Poonch late on Sunday night.
He said the army captain and the Naib-Subedar (JCO) were immediately airlifted to Udhampur for treatment. The injured died during treatment.
Meanwhile, a CRPF officer was killed in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, police said.
A police spokesman said that at around 2.15 pm, terrorists opened fire on a post jointly by police and CRPF in Gangu crossing area of Pulwama. Vinod Kumar, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), was critically injured and was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, he said.
Condemning the attack, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that the security forces will give a befitting reply to the perpetrators.
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