Army officer, soldier killed in IED blast near LOC

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An officer and a soldier of the Indian Army were on Friday killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naushera sector in the Rajouri district of Jammu.

A spokesman of the Army confirmed this and said further details were awaited.

Reports said that a Major and a rifleman were killed and a soldier seriously injured due to the IED blast.


The IED was reportedly planted on the patrolling track on the Indian side of the LoC. It is being investigated whether the IED was planted by terrorists or some BAT of Pakistan.

Pakistan troops have been resorting to unprovoked shelling of the Indian Army installations and civilian areas of the Rajouri and Poonch districts.

A soldier and a BSF jawan were on Thursday injured due to shelling by Pakistan troops.

Indian Army was strongly retaliating, giving a befitting reply.