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Two soldiers injured in accidental fire near LoC

Sources said the UBGL went off accidentally in a forward post near the LoC in Machil sector, injuring Havaldar Jaipal Singh Tomar and Naik Vikram Mane of 56 Rashtriya Rifles. (PTI File Photo. For representation purpose)

Two soldiers were injured in an under-barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) blast near Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday night.

Sources said the UBGL went off accidentally in a forward post near the LoC in Machil sector, injuring Havaldar Jaipal Singh Tomar and Naik Vikram Mane of 56 Rashtriya Rifles. They said the UBGL went off when the personnel were cleaning arms and ammunition at their post.
 
The injured soldiers were taken to 168 Military Hospital Drugmulla from where they have been shifted to the army’s 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar for specialized treatment.

 

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