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JK: 3 troops killed in blast in Army vehicle

September 09, 2010 23:18 IST

Three Army troops were killed and five others injured in a blast inside their vehicle at Pattan in Baramulla district of Kashmir on Thursday, official sources said.

The explosion took place in the vehicle, which was part of a convoy on its way to Baramulla, this evening, resulting in on the spot death of two soldiers and injuries to six others, the sources said.

One of the injured soldiers later succumbed to injuries, they added. The other injured jawans have been shifted to an army hospital here, they added.

Preliminary investigation has shown that the blast was accidental as the troops were carrying some explosive device with them, the sources said.

Srinagar-based defence spokesman Lt Colonel J S Brar said it was too premature to make a comment on the exact cause of the blast.

"We are investigating the matter and once it is complete, we will make a statement," he added.

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