Soldier injured in landmine blast at Poonch


Poonch/Jammu: An army personnel was injured Sunday in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, officials said.
Naik Rajeev Kumar was injured when a landmine went off during patrolling of a forward area in the Mankote sector this afternoon, they said.
The injured soldier was immediately given medical aid and was later airlifted to a military hospital in Jammu for specialised treatment, the officials said.
As part of an anti-infiltration obstacle system, the forward areas are dotted with land mines which sometimes get washed away by rains resulting in such accidents, they said.

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