Soldier killed,2 injured in LoC explosion

An army soldier was killed and two others were injured in an explosion that took place at a forward location on Line of Control in Mendhar sector of Poonch district.

Two other soldiers are undergoing treatment at army hospital.

Sources said army has started investigation into the matter to ascertain the cause of explosion.

“On 22 May 2019 at 09:15 AM, during a training activity on a military post in Mendhar sector, one soldier was critically injured who later succumbed to his injuries. Two more soldiers who suffered non grevious injuries have been evacuated to the nearest Military Hospital and are stable,” the army statement reads.