Man hurt after stepping on mine

Jammu: A man was injured when he accidentally stepped on a landmine Tuesday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

“A civilian – identified as Muhammad Khurshid – stepped accidentally on a landmine near the LoC in Bhimber Ghali sector of Rajouri district around 4 p.m.,” defence ministry spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.

The landmine exploded, injuring him in the foot. He was immediately taken to a hospital.

Khurshid was visiting some relatives in a nearby village from his native Tarkundi village when the incident occurred, he said.

Landmines are planted very close to the LoC to prevent guerrillas from entering Indian territory.

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