05/08/2015 9:09 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Accidental Friendly Fire In Kashmir Kills One Soldier, Injures Two

An Indian army soldier holds an AK-47 assault rifle during a fight in the town of Dinanagar, in the northern state of Punjab, India, Monday, July 27, 2015. Indian army commandos joined police in fighting suspected militants who fired at a bus station and stormed into police barracks on the outskirts of a northern town bordering Pakistan early Monday. Rebels have been fighting for an independent Kashmir or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. (AP Photo/ Channi Anand)

A soldier was killed and three others injured on Tuesday when two army patrols fired at each other by mistake in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

"Two patrolling parties of Rashtriya Rifles fired at each other in an incident of mistaken identity in Noorpora (Tral) area of Pulwama district on Tuesday evening," a senior police officer told IANS here.

"One soldier was killed and three others were injured in this incident."

Senior Rashtriya Rifles officials are trying to ascertain the exact circumstances that led to the shootout, the officer added.

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