Army soldier shoots colleague dead in Kupwara


Srinagar, Sept 20 (KNS): An army soldier was on Monday killed after another soldier shot at him during an argument between the duo in Lassipura village of North Kashmir’s Kupwara when an army party was on patrolling.

A defense spokesperson in a statement issued to  Kashmir News Service (KNS) said that a firing incident occurred today afternoon when an Army patrol was in Lassipura village of Kupwara. 

“The patrol was on a tactical break, when two personnel entered into an argument leading to two rounds being fired and injuring one soldier. The injured soldier was immediately evacuated to the nearest Military Hospital, where he was declared brought dead,” he said.

He said that enquiry as per laid down procedures has been ordered and all the necessary assistance is being provided to the local police in the incident. (KNS)

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