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ITBP trooper injured in accidental fire in Poonch

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Srinagar : An Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) soldier was injured when his service rifle went off accidentally on board a bus in Mendhar area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

Station House Officer (SHO) Gursai, Sanjay Gupta told GNS that ITBP personnel were on board a bus and were returning after inspection of a polling booth at Dhargloon area when the incident took place.

The officer said that other soldiers sitting along with him had a narrow escape even as the soldier Havaldar Krishen Chand Sahu of (ITBP 15/21 13 Adhoc bn ) suffered an injury in his shoulder and has been shifted to military hospital Rajouri for treatment.

He said that the condition of the soldier as per the doctors is stable. (GNS)

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