Army man killed, seven others injured in blast along LoC in Poonch


An army soldier was killed and seven others sustained injuries on Wednesday in an accident during a training event near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, an official said.

Reports said an army patrol of 12 Madras Regiment was going through the area at Dhera Dabsi when the explosion took place.

In the explosion, eight soldiers suffered injuries and were evacuated to nearby army’s health facility, they said.

One among the injured soldiers succumbed to injuries, they said.

A senior Police officer confirmed the death of an army soldier and injuries to seven others.

The officer said that the nature of the blast is being ascertained. (GNS)


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