Two army soldiers injured in UBGL blast in Machil sector

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Srinagar, May 12: Two army soldiers were injured in an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) blast in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday late evening.

Official sources told GNS that the two army men sustained injuries in the blast near Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector.

The injured soldiers have been identified as Havaldar Jaipal Singh Tomar (39) and Naik Vikram Mane (33) of 56 RR. 

A police officer said that the UBGL went off when the personnel were cleaning Arms and Ammunition at their post.

He said that both the injured were taken to 168 Military Hospital Drugmulla from where they have been shifted to army’s 92 base Hospital Badamibagh Srinagar for specialized treatment.