Army officer among 8 soldiers injured in Handwara blast


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Eight army soldiers including an officer were injured in a blast at Rajwar area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.

Reports  said that an army domination party of 21 RR led by an officer of Major rank Mr Surab Suman while passing through the woods of Nagranad area of Zatchaldara, Rajwar when the blast occurred.

Police sources, however, said that the grenade was exploded accidentally while the army officer was given the demonstration to the soldiers in the woods.

In the blast, eight soldiers including the army major suffered serious injuries, they said.

All the injured were taken to military hospital Drugmulla where from two seriously wounded including the army major have been referred to army’s 92 base hospital for specialized treatment.

An army official also confirmed that four soldiers received injuries and said that the details of the nature of blast is being ascertained. (GNS)


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