Troopers bow their heads as they remember a slain colleague during a wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar on October 22, 2018

SRINAGAR: Eight soldiers, including a Major, were injured on Tuesday in an accidental explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Two of them were reported to be in critical condition.

The explosion took place in Rajwar area when the grenade went off when the officer was giving a demonstration to the soldiers in the forest area.

Some reports said earlier that a Rashtriya Rifles team led by the Major was passing through the forested patch of Zatchaldara when the blast occurred.

All the injured were taken to the military hospital in Drugmulla from where two seriously wounded soldiers, including the Major, were referred to the Army's Base Hospital for specialised treatment.