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Major among 2 army men injured in mine blast in Poonch

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 11:06pm IST | Agency: PTI

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A Major was among two armymen who were injured tonight in a mine blast along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

One jawan accidentally stepped on a mine in Shamla belt of Bhimbher Gali forward area of Poonch district resulting in the blast this evening, Defence spokesman said tonight. The jawan sustained injury in his leg while the officer suffered minor splinter injuries, he said adding the duo have been shifted to hospital where they are stated to be out of danger.

The injured armymen have been identified as Major (first name not immediately available) Bhatia of Engineers and Naik Sukhdev Singh of 7-Sikh regiment, reports said.

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