Soldier injured in landmine explosion in Poonch

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Jammu, Jul 22: An Army jawan was Sunday injured in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Sepoy Shade Suraj Arun was part of a patrolling party when he accidentally stepped over the landmine in Sawajian sector, causing the explosion, a police official said.
He said the jawan was injured in the blast and was immediately shifted to a military hospital for treatment.
The LoC is dotted with landmines as part of counter-infiltration strategy and sometimes get washed away by heavy rains, the official said.