Jammu & Kashmir: Army Major Martyred In IED Blast Near LoC In Rajouri

| February 16 , 2019 , 18:02 IST

A Major-rank Army officer was killed in an IED blast near LoC, in the Lam Jhanger area of Nowshera on Saturday.

According to media reports, the explosives were planted by intruders from Pakistan and the soldier lost his life while diffusing the IED. The IED was planted 1.5 kilometers inside the LoC.

The officer is from the Corps of Engineers.

This comes two days after a massive IED explosion where 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives when a van packed with explosives reportedly rammed into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed the responsibility for the heinous attack. The JeM used a suicide bomber who was later identified as Adil Ahmad Dar.