Scare after mines explosions at LoC

Excelsior Correspondent
POONCH, Dec 30: A scare was created in forward area of Mankote sector of Mendhar after land mines  started exploding with the spreading of forest fire this evening.

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Official sources said that major fire broke out in Sonawali Gali, in Mankote area near the Line of Control  in Mendhar this evening. About 2-3 sq km area came under fire  and then mines started exploding. With this, a scare was created  in the entire area. The Army  went on high alert apprehending possible infiltration from across the LoC.  The flames and thick smoke clouds were seen from the distance.
The Army suspected that it may be the strategy of the  Pakistan Army to push armed militants into this side, after clearing area with the land mines. Dozens of mines exploded in the area since last evening and the fire was not under control and was spreading in the adjoin areas.