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Militants trigger IED blast near LoC in Poonch

PTI 29 Nov 2014, 20:52:51 PM IST
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Jammu: Militants today triggered a blast targeting an army vehicle near Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir but the troops escaped unhurt.  However, the vehicle was damaged in the Improvised Explosive Device blast.

The militants had planted the IED on road to LoC in Krishnagati belt of Poonch district, a senior Army Officer said tonight.

There was minor damage to an Army vehicle in the explosion but the troops escaped unhurt, he said adding that area has been cordoned off and search operation has been started.

Poonch goes to polls in second phase of elections on December two.

The blast follows the terror attack in Arnia border belt of Jammu district yesterday in which 12 people i ncluding 4 militants, 4 civilians and 3 Army men were killed  and one jawan injured.

Militants had also triggered a grenade blast in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar city resulting injuries to 6 people today.