Soldier injured in land mine explosion in Poonch

POONCH: An Army jawan was today injured in a land mine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) here, officials said.

The jawan, who was part of a patrol team, accidentally stepped on a land mine in the Khari Karmara sector. He lost his right leg in the explosion, they said.

The officials said that he was immediately evacuated and admitted to a nearby military hospital.

Later, the jawan was shifted to the Udhampur Army Hospital for specialised treatment, they said. (AGENCIES)