An army soldier on duty shot himself with his official firearm while being stationed at the High security Zone of Palali-East. He has been admitted to Palali Military Hospital with critical injuries, Police said.
He was later transferred to Jaffna Central Hospital for further treatments.
The victim is a 20-year-old resident of Medawachchiya area.
Police added that they are conducting investigations into the incident to determine whether it was an unintentional or not.
Palali Police is conducting further investigations into the incident.