Jammu: A trooper was killed and a Junior Commissioned Officer injured in a landmine blast in Poonch district of Jammu.
During patrolling, a cop slipped from the mountains along Line of Control and fell on the landmine, resulting in a powerful blast at Helmet Post in Balakote sector of Poonch district, an army officer said here.
The cop died on the spot, he said adding the body has been recovered.
The cop identified as Naik Rohrit Goru (belt number 94511).
An officer, Col Jaswal of 16 Core while confirming the incident said the incident occurred when the soldier stepped on a mine area after they slipped. “The inured has been shifted to Udhampur,” he added.
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