Major killed in IED blast near LoC

Major killed in IED blast near LoC

The blast occurred at Lam Jhanger area, around 1.5 km from the LoC, officials said, adding that the IED could have been planted by militants.

An army officer was killed in an IED blast near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Saturday while a soldier was injured in firing in the same area.

A Major was killed in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in an IED explosion, Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col DevenderAnand said.

The blast occurred at Lam Jhanger area, around 1.5 km from the LoC, officials said, adding that the IED could have been planted by militants.

A soldier was injured in the ceasefire violation at Baba Khodi area of the same sector. Indian forces retaliated and an exchange of fire was continuing in the area.