Army officer killed in fresh IED blast in Rajouri
New Delhi : An Army officer was martyred and a soldier received serious injuries while trying to difuse an improvised explosive device (IED) along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
According to the officials, the IED was planted by "enemy forces within Indian territory" in Nowshera sector and set off when an Army officer, along with his men, was patrolling the area, they said.
The fresh IED blast comes two days after 40 CRPF personnel were martyred in a terror strike by a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist, who rammed his explosive laden SUV into the vehicle of Army officials. This was the second IED attack along the LoC in the same sector since January.
On January 11, two Army personnel, including a major, were killed in Naushera sector of Rajouri.