Army major, soldier martyred in IED blast in Nowshera

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New Delhi, Jan 11:
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. An improvised explosive device was planted by suspected militants in foot-track along the LoC to target Army soldiers patrolling the borderline in Laam belt of Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, they said. The blast resulted in injuries to two soldiers, including a major, the officials said, adding they were rushed to a hospital where they succumbed to injuries. 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.

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