12-yr-old girl injured in mine explosion near LoC

A 12-year-old girl on Friday was injured when an anti-personnel mine exploded near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of District Kupwara

Updated: Dec 02, 2011, 15:29 PM IST

Srinagar: A 12-year-old girl on Friday was injured
when an anti-personnel mine exploded near the Line of
Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of District Kupwara, official
sources said.

The incident occurred when she stepped on the mine while
collecting firewoods from a forest. The mine was meant to
check infiltration of militants, they said.

The girl has been hospitalised.

PTI