Poonch: An Army man was injured in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday late evening.
Official sources said that the soldier was on a routine patrol duty in Panjani, forward area of Balakote when he accidentally stepped on the mine near the Line Of Control (LoC).
“In the incident, Rifleman Lakshman Limphu (25) of 7/11 GR regiment sustained multiple splinter injuries and was immediately taken to nearby hospital,” they said.
“The injured was later shifted to military hospital Rajouri for advanced treatment,” they said.
Incharge Station House Officer (SHO), Mohammad Akbar Khan also confirmed the incident and said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in this regard. (GNS)