3 troops killed in blast in army vehicle at Baramulla

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

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2010, 00:21 AM IST

Srinagar: Three army troops were killed and
five others injured in a blast inside their vehicle at Pattan
in Baramulla district of Kashmir tonight, 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.

PTI