Officer, four soldiers injured in accidental grenade blasts

JAMMU: Four soldiers including an officer were injured in an accidental grenade explosion along the line of control (LoC) in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, army sources said.
According to the sources, the soldiers were training in Keri area of Akhnoor sector when four of them including a major were injured in an accidental grenade explosion.
“The explosion occurred when troopers of Gurkha Regiment were undergoing training practice of grenade firing,” a source said.
“The injured troops have been shifted to army hospital for treatment. One of the injured who sustained serious injuries has been airlifted to army’s northern command hospital in Udhampur town,” the source added
Meanwhile, an army soldier was injured in a blast during the firing practice of grenades in Rajouri district.
Havaldar S Thapa of Sunderbani Brigade, while undergoing training of firing practice of grenades, was injured when the grenade blast in Sunderbani belt, an army spokesman said.
Thapa was rushed to Army Hospital where his condition is stated to be stable, he said.