Havaldar killed, two injured in landmine blast near LoC

Last Updated: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 13:10

Jammu: A police constable was on Saturday killed and two jawans were injured in a landmine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, police said here.

Havaldar H Rai was killed and two jawans were injured when the mine exploded accidentally near Nawar Gali in Mankote area of Poonch district at around 0630 hours today, they said.

The victims were evacuated from the spot and the injured were rushed to hospital for treatment, they said.
Meanwhile, two landmine blasts took place at zero line in Balakote sector in the same district at around 0500 hours.

However, no loss of life or injury was reported, they said, adding these blasts may have occurred due to crossing of a wild animal over the minefield in the area.


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First Published: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 13:10

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