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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Soldier killed in accidental mine blast in Jammu area

Jammu, Oct 18 (IANS) A soldier was killed and three others seriously injured, when they accidentally stepped into a mined area close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district Sunday.
According to reports reaching here, a patrol party of 5 Maratha Light Infantry accidentally stepped into the mined area in Mendhar sector of Poonch, 210 km north of Jammu. One soldier died on the spot, while three others were seriously injured.

Most of the portion of the 744-km-long LoC that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan has been mined, primarily to check infiltration from the Pakistani side.

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