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Army porter injured in landmine blast in Poonch

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Jammu: An army porter was injured in an accidental landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Saturday, officials said.

Mukhtiar Ahmad Mir, a resident of Gagrian village, was riding a horse when he accidentally triggered the landmine at Mauli Dhokh in Sawjian sector, they said.

Mir was shifted to the sub-district hospital Mandi for treatment, while his injured horse was being treated by veterinary doctors.

As part of an anti-infiltration obstacle system, the forward areas are dotted with land mines that sometimes get washed away by rains, resulting in such accidents, the officials said.



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