Mortar Shell Destroyed Near Line of Control


SRINAGAR: Army on Monday destroyed a mortar shell in Mendhar sub-division in Poonch district, officials said.

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Reports appearing in media said that a 120-mm old mortar shell was destroyed by the Army in Basoni area of Balakote sector of Mendhar, sub-division of Poonch district. There was no loss or injury to anyone or damage caused to any property in the incident.

Meanwhile, a 15-year-old boy was injured in a mine blast while grazing sheep and goat near Line of Control in Poonch. Identified as Mahroof, 15,  son of Jamaal Din of ward No 4 Pawaan, stepped accidentally on an anti-personnel mine near Qasba village close to his native village, leading to injuries to him. He was later shifted to hospital.

(The image used in the news report is merely for representational purpose)


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