2 Army personnel martyred in IED blast in J&K

NEW DELHI: An Army Major and a soldier were killed in an IED blast at Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of J&K, an official was quoted by news agency PTI.

Further details of the incident are awaited.

In another incident, terrorists lobbed a grenade at CRPF platoon near Lal Chowk, Srinagar on Friday evening. No loss of life or injury was reported from the attack.

Earlier today, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and a soldier were injured in an IED blast along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

An improvised explosive device was planted by suspected terrorists in foot-track along the LoC to target Army soldiers patrolling the borderline in Laam sector of Rajouri district.

Army soldiers have been alerted against IED blasts and attacks by the border action teams (BATs) of the Pakistan Army.

Also on Friday, an Army porter was critically injured when Pakistani troops continued ceasefire violations for the fourth consecutive day along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate, officials said.

Pakistan troops resorted to firing and shelling along the LoC in forward areas in Nowshera and Poonch sectors, critically injuring an Army porter, they said. He has been hospitalised, the officials added.

Late on Thursday, an Army major and a BSF soldier were injured in shelling by Pakistan in Tarkundi forward area of Balakote sector.

The Pakistan Army violated ceasefire for a third consecutive day Thursday, inviting a strong retaliation from Indian forces.

“One Army Major and a constable of BSF were injured as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Tarkundi forward area of Balakote sector late Thursday,” an Army officer said.

Both of them were shifted to 166 Military hospital at Jammu and their condition is stated to be stable.

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