Fencing pillar damaged in IED blast on Indo-Pak border in J&K

Jammu: A border fencing pillar was damaged, when an Improvised Explosive device planted by suspected persons exploded near a Border Out Post(BoP) on Indo-Pak border in Kathua district on Sunday, BSF officials said.

Inspector General of Border Security Force, Jammu Frontier, AK Sarolia said that an explosive device exploded near an under-construction border fencing at BOP Phadpur along in Hiranagar sub-sector of Kathua district on Sunday.

"There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the blast," Sarolia said adding that only one pillar was damaged.

When asked whether Pak rangers or militants had planted the IED near border fencing on IB inside Indian territory, the IG said that the matter is being investigated.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up along the borderline in view of IED explosion in Jammu, Kathua and Samba sectors.

Bureau Report