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Soldier shot dead by colleague in J&K: Army

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An Army soldier was shot dead by his colleague following an argument during a patrol in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

A defence spokesman in Srinagar said the incident took place at Lassipura village in the Kupwara district this afternoon.


"The patrol was on a tactical break, when two personnel entered into an argument leading to two rounds being fired and injuring one soldier," the spokesman said.

“The injured soldier was immediately evacuated to the nearest military hospital, where he was declared brought dead," he added.

He said an enquiry as per the procedures has been ordered into the incident.

"All necessary assistance is being provided to the local police in the investigation," he added.

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