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Posted at: Jan 12, 2019, 6:47 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2019, 12:02 PM (IST)

Army Major, soldier killed in IED blast along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Army Major, soldier killed in IED blast along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri
Army soldiers were patrolling the borderline in Laam belt of Nowshera sector of Rajouri district. Tribune file

Jammu, January 11

An Army Major and a soldier were killed in an IED blast along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Friday, officials said.

An improvised explosive device was planted by suspected militants on a foot-track along the LoC to target Army soldiers patrolling the borderline in Laam belt of Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, they said.

The blast resulted in injuries to two soldiers, including a Major, the officials said, adding they were rushed to a hospital, where they succumbed to injuries.

Army soldiers have been alerted against IED blasts and attacks by the border action teams (BATs) of the Pakistan Army, they said. PTI

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