An Army soldier was killed and two other Army personnel injured in a suspected IED blast that took place near the Line of Control in India’s Jammu and Kashmir’s Palanwala sector on Sunday, reports The Indian Express.The IED was apparently planted by militants, sources said.
The deceased soldier was identified as Havaldar Santosh Kumar of Pura Bhadauria village in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh, said Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand.
Sources said the explosion took place around 11 am when an Army patrol was moving near the LoC.
Meanwhile, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked shelling and small arms fire along the LoC in Shahpur area of Poonch district. The Indian Army retaliated.