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Jawan killed, 5 hurt in grenade blast in Kashmir

HT Correspondent  Srinagar, April 11, 2013
First Published: 17:47 IST(11/4/2013) | Last Updated: 18:02 IST(11/4/2013)

An armyman was killed and at least five others were wounded in an accidental blast inside an army camp in north Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.

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Paratrooper Sham Singh, who was seriously wounded after a grenade exploded inside a camp in frontier district of Kupwara around 10.30am, died at army's base hospital in Srinagar.

A senior army official quoting its spokesman Naresh Vij said a grenade exploded inside 21 Rashtriya Rifles camp in the Zachadara area of Handwara, administratively part of Kupwara district.

He said the device exploded when soldiers were preparing for an operation. "A group of soldiers were kitting before going out for an operation. They were assembling the weapons needed during the operation when accidentally a grenade exploded," the official said.

"Of the injured three were shifted to army's base hospital. As per doctors one has died," he said.


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