Officer, three soldiers injured in Kashmir grenade blast

Jammu, March 21: 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 Friday, said defence sources.

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 defence 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.