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Army major, soldier killed in IED blast near line of control

Jammu: An army major and a soldier were killed in an improvised explosive device blast along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district Friday, officials said.
The IED was planted by suspected terrorists on a path along the Line of Control to target army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in the Laam belt of Nowshera Sector, they said.
The blast resulted in injuries to the officer and the soldier, the officials said, adding they were taken to a hospital where they died from their injuries.
Army soldiers have been alerted against IED blasts and attacks by the Border Action Teams or BATs of the Pakistan Army, they said.
In another incident, terrorists lobbed a grenade at CRPF platoon near Lal Chowk, Srinagar, on Friday evening. No loss of life or injury was reported from the attack.
Also on Friday, an Army porter was critically injured when Pakistani troops continued ceasefire violations for the fourth consecutive day along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate, officials said.
Pakistan troops resorted to firing and shelling along the LoC in forward areas in Nowshera and Poonch sectors, critically injuring an Army porter, they said. He has been hospitalised, the officials added.

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