One Army jawan was killed and two others were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Akhnoor of Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place near the Line of Control (LoC) in Palanwala sector of the area.
The explosion took place when an Army team was on routine patrolling duty in the Pallanwalla area, he said.
Defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand here identified the deceased soldier as Havaldar Santosh Kumar of Pura Bhadauria village in Uttar Pradesh’s Bah tehsil in Agra dIstrict.
The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) is believed to have been planted from across the border and detonated when some Army personnel were moving towards a forward post, they said, adding that the condition of one of the injured was stated to be “serious”.
Meanwhile, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire along the LoC in Shahpur area of Poonch district. The Indian army retaliated.