Army Captain, JCO killed in accidental blast along LoC in Mendhar

POONCH — An Indian Army Captain and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were killed in an accidental grenade blast along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector of Poonch district last night.

Defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said that the deceased along with other troops were performing their duties along the LoC in the Mendhar sector when the blast took place.

They were immediately evacuated by helicopter to the Army’s Command Hospital at Udhampur, but they succumbed to injuries during treatment, he added.

The deceased have been identified as Captain Anand and Naib Subedar Bhagwan Singh.