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Fire at army camp in Kashmir, 1 officer killed

November 10, 2012 11:51 IST

An army officer belonging to the elite counter-insurgency unit was charred to death when a fire broke out in his camp in Bandipora district of Kashmir, officials said.

Lt Colonel S Apte, second in command of counter-insurgency 5 Para unit of the army, died after fire engulfed four huts inside the camp in Bandipora, 35 km from Srinagar, on Friday night.

Other army personnel stationed in the camp are safe, the officials said.

A short circuit apparently triggered the fire. Army authorities are probing the incident.

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