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9:53 pm - Monday January 22, 2018

Soldier injured in landmine blast on LoC in Poonch

Agencies, Jammu

A jawan got injured when he accidentally stepped over a mine on the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. “While on routine patrolling last evening in Mendhar Sector of Poonch, a soldier stepped accidentally on a drifted mine,” defence spokesman here today said.

He said that the mine had drifted due to rain, adding, “the soldier was wearing mine protected shoes and he has suffered a heal fracture.” He was immediately evacuated and shifted today to Udhampur Command Hospital for treatment, said the spokesman.

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