Published On : Sat, Aug 29th, 2015

12 soldiers injured in explosion at army training school in Kashmir


At least 12 soldiers were injured, seven of them critically, in an “accidental” explosion at an Army camp in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

An Army official told PTI that as many as 12 jawans had been injured in the explosion at Core Battle School (CBS) at Khrew (in Awantipora area of Pulwama).

Out of the 12, seven jawans were critically injured and airlifted to 92 Base Hospital at Badamibagh Cantonment for specialised treatment.

The rest of the injured have been given first-aid and are stable, he said.

The officer said it was not immediately known as to how the explosion happened.

“It could be accidental. However, only an inquiry will establish the facts and nothing can be said at this time,” he said.