Defense spokesman Lt Col Devendra Anand said that an army officer has died in an IED blast near the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir and one soldier is injured.
The explosion took place in the Lam area of Naushera Sector in Rajouri. Lt Col Anand said that the explosion that killed the Major-rank officer was around 3pm.
J&K: Army Major martyred in an IED blast in Naushera sector along LoC in Rajouri district. pic.twitter.com/xlENrSufMW— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) February 16, 2019
Sources said the officer and soldier, who were out on patrol, had spotted freshly-dug soil on the dirt track. “They were checking the spot when the blast took place which caused the death of an officer and injured a soldier”, said sources.
More details are awaited.