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Army captain, JCO killed in accidental grenade blast

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Jammu: A captain and a junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the army were killed in an accidental grenade blast along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.
Lt. Colonel, defence spokesman said on Monday, “On the night of 17 July 2022, an accidental Grenade blast occurred, when the Indian Army troops were performing their duties along the LoC in Mendhar Sector, District Poonch(J&K).
“The Grenade blast resulted in injuries to soldiers who were immediately evacuated by helicopter to Command Hospital Udhampur. During the treatment, Captain Anand and Naib-Subedar, Bhagwan Singh succumbed to their injuries.
The army said that Captain Anand hailed from Champa Nagar in Bihar’s Bhagalpur and Naib Subedar Bhagwan Singh belonged to village Pokhar Bhitta in Ambedkar Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
“GOC White Knight Corps and all Ranks salute the Bravehearts, for their supreme sacrifice in line of duty. The Nation shall forever remain indebted to the bravehearts for their supreme sacrifice,” said the army.


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