Surankote firing: Army personnel shot dead colleague, killed self later

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An army man allegedly shot dead his colleague and later killed himself in Poonch district on Friday, official sources said.

Naik Imtiyaz Ahmed had a scuffle with Sepoy Ibrar during a road opening party (RoP) exercise in the Surankote area around 5:30 am, quoting the official sources Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

In a fit of rage, Ahmed opened fire from his service weapon, killing Ibrar on the spot and injuring two other army men, the sources said.

Later, Ahmed fired at himself and he succumbed to injuries at a hospital, they added.

The injured army men are undergoing treatment at a hospital, the sources said.

They said a court of inquiry (CoI) has been ordered into the incident.

Police have registered a case and initiated investigation into the matter, as per the report. (PTI)

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