2 Soldiers Killed, 2 Hurt in ‘Fratricidal’ Firing at Poonch Army Camp

Two Army soldiers had been killed and others injured in an alleged fratricidal firing at an Army camp in Surankote location of Poonch district today.

Reports stated there have been a few conflicts among infantrymen of 156 Territorial Army over responsibility trouble and certainly considered one among them Sepoy Ibrar Ahmed, hailing from Kalakote died instant at the same time as 3 others together with Sepoy Makhan Singh, Naik Khalil Ahmed and Naik Imtiaz Ahmed had been critically injured.

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As in line with reviews, Naik Imtiaz Ahmed opened firing in a barrack. During firing, one Army personnel died instant. Later, the injured together with Makhan Singh and Imtiaz Ahmed were airlifted to Army Hospital Udhampur, and surely considered one among them Naik Imtiaz Ahmed, succumbed to the accidents in Command Hospital, Udhampur.

The condition of Makhan Singh is also said to be extreme and he is likewise present process remedy in Udhampur Command Hospital. Another injured Naik Khalil Ahmed become admitted to Army Hospital, Rajouri for remedy.

Police have registered an FIR in Police Station Surankote vide No. 209 of 2022 below segment IPC 302, 307 & Arms Act 30.

SSP Poonch Rohit Baskotra advised that when registration of an FIR police began research into the case.

It is stated that there has been a few responsibility trouble for the duration of early morning hours around five am, over which Imtiaz in a healthy of anger fired on Ibrar and others after which devoted suicide with the aid of using the usage of the identical gun. 

Panic gripped the camp and a few presumed that militants would possibly have attacked the camp. But later they might comprehend that it becomes a firing act with the aid of using one of the jawans.

Senior Army officials additionally visited the camp and ordered a courtroom docket of inquiry. Our bodies of the infantrymen had been surpassed over to their households after postmortem.