Soldier Killed In Mine Blast Near LoC

SRINAGAR — An army soldier was killed and another injured in separate landmine explosions near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.

A police officer said that the army’s 5/9GR was on a routine patrol duty in Gogal Dar area when the blasts took place yesterday.

“In the incident, one soldier Abishekh Chhetri sustained multiple splinter injuries and was taken to 168 military hospital Drugmulla for treatment,” he said.

Similarly, another landmine blast took place near Balbir Post today in the morning along LoC in Keran in which Rifleman Nihal Gurang of 5/9 GR suffered critical injuries and was taken to nearby medical facility of army where from he was airlifted to 92 base military hospital Badamibagh in Srinagar, the officer said.

He said that the Nihal succumbed later due to grave injuries.

An army officer also confirmed the death of the soldier and injuries to another in separate explosions. 

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