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Army trooper wounded in LoC landmine blast; second incident in 6 days

A soldier was injured on Thursday in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

Defence sources said sepoy Mukesh Kumar was injured in the Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC in Poonch district when he accidentally stepped on a landmine.

“He has been shifted to the command hospital in Udhampur,” sources said.

Pertinently, on July 24, a 27-year-old Army trooper was killed in a mine blast along the Line of Control in Poonch district.

Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya was on operational duty in Krishna Ghati sector on Friday.

He accidentally stepped on a mine and it exploded injuring him critically, a defence spokesman had said.

The soldier was evacuated to the nearest medical facility but he succumbed to injuries there, the official said.

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