One security personnel was seriously injured and several others suffered minor injuries in a “training-related incident” in Jammu-Kashmir’s Poonch on Wednesday.
initial reports earlier claimed that a jawan died in an IED blast. Rubbishing the reports, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Defence clarified that there was neither any fatal casualty nor an IED blast.
“It wasn’t an IED blast but a training-related incident. No fatal casualties, but one soldier seriously injured while many other suffered minor injuries in the incident that took place along Line of Control in Poonch sector,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying by ANI.
Mendhar lies along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector.
In a separate incident, two terrorists belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district’s Gopalpora area.
“The two slain militants were affiliated with the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit. Their identities are being ascertained,” police sources said.
An exchange of fire got underway between the terrorists and security forces in Gopalpora after the forces started a search operation in the area following reports of the presence of militants.
The police sources said that searches were still going on at the site and the security operation in the area has not been called off yet.
As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Kulgam district.