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Soldier killed in training event accident near LoC

IANS  |  Jammu 

One soldier was killed and seven others were injured on Wednesday in an accident during a training event near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a defence spokesman said.

"Today in a training event accident in a forward area in Poonch, one soldier was seriously wounded and a few others suffered minor injuries," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said.

The critically injured soldier succumbed to his wounds in a hospital later.

Anand however, denied that the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 13:54 IST
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