Press Trust of India

Army officer killed, soldier injured in IED blast along LoC

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Jammu: An Army officer was killed and a soldier suffered injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.
The IED was apparently planted by “enemy forces within Indian territory” in Nowshera sector and set off when an Army officer, along with his men, was patrolling the area, they said.
The blast killed the officer and injured a soldier who was evacuated to hospital, the officials said.
The IED blast came two days after 49 CRPF personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a bus carrying them in Pulwama district in south Kashmir.
This was the second IED attack along the LoC in the same sector since January.
On January 11, two Army personnel, including a major, were killed in Naushera sector of Rajouri.
Meanwhile, another soldier was injured after Pakistani troops fired from small arms on forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
The unprovoked firing from across the border started in the Naushera sector around 1600 hours, prompting strong retaliation by Indian troops, they said.
The exchange of fire between the two sides is continuing when last reports were received, the officials said.
They said a soldier was injured when he was hit by a bullet in the Kalal area of the sector. He was immediately shifted to a hospital.
The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively, the officials said. (PTI)

Press Trust of India

Press Trust of India is lead news agency of India

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *