Army soldier injured critically in landmine explosion

Srinagar

An army man was injured critically in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

A police official said that the soldier was on routine patrol duty at Nagi Tekri- the forward area of Krishna Ghati when he accidentally stepped on the mine near the (LoC.

“In the incident, the soldier identified as Major Vikram Azad 4 MLI sustained injuries and was immediately shifted to a nearby military health facility,” he said.

Vikram was later shifted to the army’s Udhampur command hospital for advanced treatment, he said.

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