Soldier steps on landmine on LoC, gets injured

Jammu: As per the information given by the officer, soldier got injured when he accidentally stepped on a landmine on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt. Col Manish Mehta talking to media stated that the explosion took place yesterday evening during a border patrol in the Mendhar sector of Poonch district, told media.



“The mine had drifted due to rain. The soldier was wearing mine protection shoes. He suffered a heal fracture,” the spokesperson said.



The injured soldier was shifted to Udhampur Command hospital for treatment, he said.