Line of Control in Poonch district |source: twitter

One Army jawan is critical and some others have been injured in a blast that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Wednesday, ANI reported.

A Defence Ministry spokesperson told ANI, that the incident happened during a training exercise along the Line of Control (LoC).

Contrary to earlier reports, the blast was not an IED explosion, but a training-related incident, the spokesperson has clarified.

He added that there had been no fatalities.

Officials had earlier stated that an Army personnel was killed in the blast that took place during handling of explosives, reported PTI.

The injured have been hospitalised.

Further details are awaited.

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