Army Jawan Critical, Many Injured in Training-Related Blast in J&K

The training-related blast took place near the Line of Control in the Mendhar area of Poonch district in J&K.

Updated22 May 2019, 09:08 AM IST
India
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One Army jawan is critical and a number have sustained minor injuries in a blast that took place during a training exercise along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Wednesday, 22 May, ANI reported, quoting a Defence Ministry spokesperson.

The spokesperson clarified that contrary to earlier reports, the blast that took place was not an IED explosion, but a training-related incident, adding that there had been no fatalities.

Officials had earlier stated that an Army personnel was killed in the blast that took place during handling of explosives, reported PTI.

The injured have been hospitalised.

Further details are awaited.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)

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Published: 22 May 2019, 07:07 AM IST

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