Army Officer Killed, Soldier Injured In Blast Along LoC
Army personnel patrol a street during a curfew, imposed after clashes between two communities over the protest against the Pulwama terror attack, in Jammu (Source: PTI)

Army Officer Killed, Soldier Injured In Blast Along LoC

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An Army officer was killed and a soldier suffered injuries in an improvised explosive device blast along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

The IED was apparently planted by “enemy forces within Indian territory” in Naushera sector and set off when an Army officer, along with his men, was patrolling the area, they said.

The blast killed the officer and injured a soldier who was evacuated to hospital, the officials said.

The IED blast came two days after 40 CRPF personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a bus carrying them in Pulwama district in south Kashmir.

This was the second IED attack along the LoC in the same sector since January.

On Jan. 11, two Army personnel, including a major, were killed in Naushera sector of Rajouri.

Also read: All Party Meet On Pulwama Attack Ends

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