Soldier injured in landmine blast in Poonch

Soldier injured in landmine blast in Poonch
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Jammu, Nov 5: A soldier was injured in a landmine blast in Poonch district of PriPanjal region, official sources said on Friday.

The incident occurred in the border area of Kerni in Poonch district on Thursday evening, they said.

The injured soldier has been hospitalised, the sources said.

This year in June a forest fire also triggered several landmine explosions along the LoC in Poonch district.

The fire that started in a forest across the LoC had spread to the Indian side in Mendhar sector.

The blaze had triggered the explosion of nearly half a dozen landmines that were part of the anti-infiltration obstacle system.

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