Army man injured in accidental fire during CASO in Tral

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TRAL — An Army man was injured in an accidental fire in Hayuna Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday evening, officials said.

The incident occurred when the Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was going on in the area following inputs about the presence of militants.

An Army man of 42 RR sustained a bullet wound when the service rifle of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, who was also part of the search operation, went off accidentally, an official said.

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The injured Army man, identified as Sipaye PV Reipamso (17 Assam), was immediately taken to Army’s nearby health facility for treatment, he said.

A police officer, while confirming the incident, said that a search operation is going on in the area.

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