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Two Indian Army personnel injured in LoC explosion

Army personnel injured
Usually, landmines, which are light in weight, drift away during monsoon and pose a threat to the security personnel on patrol duty. (Representational Photo/ANI)
Two Indian Army personnel, including a Major, were injured in an explosion along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Jammu division’s Rajouri district on Thursday, officials said.

“A major and a JCO (junior commissioned officer) were injured when they inadvertently stepped on to a landmine along the LoC in Nowshera sector on Thursday morning. They were on a patrol in a forward area,” said a defence official.


The injured have been shifted to Command Hospital in Udhampur for treatment. They are stable, he added.

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Usually, landmines, which are light in weight, drift away during monsoon and pose a threat to the security personnel on patrol duty.

Pakistan-based terrorists with the assistance of Pakistani Army also plant such landmines on Indian soil in a bid to grievously hurt Indian security forces along the LoC.

Source: HT
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