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Fratricide in Kupwara: army trooper kills colleague

An Indian soldier was killed after his colleague fired at him in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday.

Indian defense spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Emron Musavi said that a firing incident took place at Lassipora village of Kupwara when an army patrol was on a break.

“The patrol was on a tactical break when two personnel entered into an argument leading to two rounds being fired in which a soldier was injured,” he said.

The injured soldier was immediately evacuated to the nearest military hospital, where he was declared brought dead, the defense spokesman said in a statement.

He said that an inquiry as per laid down procedures has been ordered. “All necessary assistance is being provided to the local police in the incident,” the defense spokesman said.

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