Army officer killed in IED blast along LoC in Rajouri

An Army officer was killed and an army man suffered injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

“The IED was apparently planted by enemy forces within Indian territory in Nowshera sector and set off when an Army officer, along with his men, was patrolling the area,” they said.

The blast killed the officer and injured an army man, who was evacuated to hospital, the officials said.
The IED blast came two days after 40 CRPF personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a bus carrying them in Pulwama district in south Kashmir.

This was the second IED attack along the LoC in the same sector since January.
On January 11, two Army personnel, including a major, were killed in Naushera sector of Rajouri.