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IED attack kills Jawan, injures 3 along LoC in J&K

In this file photo, Indian jawans patrol along the border fence at Garkhal, about 35 km west of Jammu. An IED attack killed a jawan and injured three others along the LoC in Poonch district on Thursday.

In this file photo, Indian jawans patrol along the border fence at Garkhal, about 35 km west of Jammu. An IED attack killed a jawan and injured three others along the LoC in Poonch district on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: Channi Anand

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A patrol party was targeted at about 8.30 a.m. along the LoC’s Gambhir battalion area, the Army said.

An Army jawan was killed and three others injured in a blast triggered by an IED attack along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

“A patrol party of Army was targeted by an Improvised Explosive Device at approximately 0830 hours today along LoC Gambhir battalion area,” Defence spokesperson Col. Manish Mehta said in Jammu.

In the blast, one Jawan lost his life while 3 others suffered injuries, the spokesman said, adding that, the injured Jawans have been admitted to the military hospital.

A search operation was in progress in the area till the last reports came in, he said.

The slain jawan has been identified as Sepoy Shanker Singh and the injured as Lance Naik Mohinder Singh, Sepoy Shamveer and Sepoy Surinder Prasad.

As per official reports, an IED has been planted by the suspected militants in a foot track going to a forward post in Tarkundi forward belt along LoC.

During the switching over the units from old unit of 20 Jat to new unit of 6 Rajput, the IED was exploded through remote control to target troops.

The modus operandi is similar to the IED attacks that took place along LoC in 2014 and 2013 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An >Army jawan was killed and two of his colleagues were injured on May 18, 2014 when militants triggered an IED explosion targeting a patrol team along the LoC in Akhnoor area of Jammu district, a senior Army official said.

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