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 2 IAF personnel killed, 2 injured in road 'accident'

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Pulwama, Apr 04: Two IAF personnel including a squadron leader were killed and two others suffered injuries in a road "accident" early Thursday near the Awantipora Air Force station in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, a defence official here said.

"Four IAF personnel met an accident this morning at Malngpora in Awantipora. Two of the injured personnel succumbed to injuries," the official said, without giving any further details.

The deceased personnel are Squadron Leader Rakesh Pandey and Corporal Ajay Kumar, according to the official.

The injured personnel -- an officer and an airman -- Shukhjeet Singh, and HS Bagga-- have been shifted to a hospital for treatment, the official added.

The Indian Air Force will conduct an inquiry into the incident, he said.

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