Soldier injured in landmine blast near LoC

A soldier was wounded in a landmine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night. PTI file photo

A soldier was wounded in a landmine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night.

Sources said the soldier was on a patrol duty in forward area of Balakote when he accidentally stepped on the mine. Rifleman Lakshman Limphu (25) of 7/11 GR regiment, who sustained multiple splinter injuries, was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, they said.

A police officer confirmed the incident saying a case under relevant sections of law has been registered.

Army plants landmines along the LoC to prevent infiltration of militants from across the border and sometimes get dislocated due to heavy rains.

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