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Soldier shoots dead 2 colleagues, kills self in HP; Court of Inquiry ordered

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Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

A soldier allegedly shot dead two of his colleagues from his unit and killed himself Monday in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala Cantonment, a defence spokesperson said.

He shot himself after killing the two Army personnel. The incident occurred at 2.30 am, Defence Spokesperson Colonel Davinder Anand said.

He said the soldier was posted to the unit six months back.

The spokesperson said a Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

The reason for this unfortunate incident would be ascertained in the inquiry, Anand said.

To further queries, he said "Other details are still not available.

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First Published: Mon, September 17 2018. 14:45 IST