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Jawan killed, 3 injured in IED attack along LoC in JK

BLAST IN POONCH DISTRICT

An Army jawan was killed and three others injured in a blast triggered by an IED attack along LoC in Poonch district

BLAST IN POONCH DISTRICTJammu: An Army jawan was killed and three others injured in a blast triggered by an IED attack along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on thursday.

“A patrol party of Army was targeted by an Improvised Explosive Device at approximately 0830 hours today along LoC Gambhir battalion area,” Defence spokesperson Col Manish Mehta said here.

In the blast, one jawan lost his life while 3 others suffered injuries, the spokesman said, adding that, the injured Jawans have been admitted to the Military hospital for treatment.

A search operation was in progress in the area till the last reports came in, he said.

The deceased jawan has been identified as Sepoy Shanker Singh and injured as Lance Naik Mohinder Singh, Sepoy Shamveer and Sepoy Surinder Prasad.

As per the official reports, an IED has been planted by the suspected militants in a foot track going to a forward Post in Tarkundi forward belt along LoC.

During the switching over the units from old unit of 20 Jat to new unit of 6 Rajput, the IED was exploded through remote control to target troops.

The modus operendi is similar to the IED attacks that took place along LoC in 2014 and 2013 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An Army jawan was killed and two of his colleagues were injured on May 18 last when militants triggered an IED explosion targeting a patrol team along the LoC in Akhnoor area of Jammu district, a senior Army official said.

PTI

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