Army officer, JCO killed in accidental blast along LoC in J&K

An army officer and a junior commissioned officer (JCO) were killed on Monday in an accidental grenade explosion along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

Defence spokesman said, “On the night of 17 Jul 2022, an accidental Grenade blast occurred in the Mendhar Sector, District Poonch when troops were performing their duties along the LoC.

“The blast resulted in injuries to soldiers who were immediately evacuated by helicopter to Udhampur.

“During the treatment one officer and one JCO succumbed to their injuries”.

Further details are awaited

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