Another soldier dies in ‘accidental fire’ in J&K

Jammu, (IANS) The Army said on Wednesday a soldier was killed in accidental fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district late on Tuesday night.

One soldier had died on Monday in ‘accidental fire’ on the LoC in Mendhar sector of the same district.

Defence Ministry Spokesman, Lt. Col. Manish Mehta told IANS: “A soldier was killed in accidental fire in Bhimber Gali (BG) sector late last night.”

The spokesman had on Tuesday denied the media reports that said the soldier’s death in Mendhar had resulted from a sniper shot from across the LoC.

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