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SSB trooper hospitalized after his rifle goes off

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Srinagar, Mar 23:  A paramilitary SSB trooper was hospitalized after he felt unconscious following accidental fire from his service rifle in Sonwar area of Srinagar on Saturday.

The trooper felt unconscious soon after his service rifle went off accidentally, reported news agency GNS.

The trooper was immediately taken to a nearby military hospital, it said.

The incident occurred outside the guard room of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar's residence near Durga Nath Temple at Sonwar.

Station House Officer (SHO), Rammunshi Bagh Mohd Ishaq said the trooper was taken to hospital after "misfire from his service rifle".

He said that while the bullet hit a wall, the trooper was hospitalized and he is "absolutely fine".

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