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Several landmines explode in forest fire on LoC

Jammu: Over a dozen landmine explosions took place along the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier Poonch district after a massive forest fire that started from the Pakistani side reached India.A forest fire that
PTI October 04, 2015 16:52 IST
PTI

Jammu: Over a dozen landmine explosions took place along the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier Poonch district after a massive forest fire that started from the Pakistani side reached India.

A forest fire that started from the other side of LoC on Friday spread to Balakote sector of Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district yesterday, resulting in the explosion of over a dozen landmines, a police officer said.

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The fire covered an area of about three square kilometers, he said.

The army and the forest department launched an operation and contained the fire yesterday, he added.