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.