Poonch: An army captain was injured in a blast while handling a grenade at a post on Line of Control in Balakot sector of Poonch district, officials said on Wednesday.

They said the incident occurred at about 1230 hours last night and a Captain of 19 Kamoon namely Saurav Kumar was injured. He was shifted to Army Hospital Rajouri for treatment, the officials said.

In another incident reported in north Kashmir, an armed forces personnel ended his life by shooting self dead with his service rifle in Wadura area Baramulla District on Wednesday morning.

The deceased CRPF personnel has been identified as as Head Constable Rajan Kumar of 92 Batallion hailing from Odisha.

“The cause of him taking such an extreme step was not immediately known”, the official said adding “proceedings have been launched into the incident.”


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