MAJOR, JAWAN MARTYRED IN IED EXPLOSION IN NOWSHERA SECTOR

12/01/2019

JAMMU, Jan 11: An army officer and a jawan were killed in IED explosion near LoC in Jammu Kashmir’s Nowshera sector of Rajouri district Friday evening.
Identifying the deceased officer as Major S. G. Nair, sources said that a jawan was also injured. He has been hospitalised.
Pointing out that two explosions took place near Roopmati forward post in Pukkharni area, sources said that the first explosion took place at 4.30 pm and another around 6 pm. The IEDs were suspected to have been planted by militants from across the LoC.
However a Army spokesperson said that today at about 3pm, an Improvised Explosive Device explosion took place near LoC in Nowshera Sector in which an Army Officer and a soldier got grievously injured. Immediate resuscitation and medical aid was provided, however, they succumbed to the injuries.
In another incident of unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops in Sunderbani Sector, an Army Porter named Hemraj was shot at & grievously injured. The individual was provided immediate resuscitation and medical aid, however, he later succumbed to the gun shot wounds. The Army authorities have promised all possible assistance to the family of martyred Army Porter.

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