Jammu: An army soldier was killed Saturday while another got injured when an Improvised Explosive Device believed to be planted by suspected militants went off along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.
The blast took place when the army personnel were patrolling along LoC in Balnoi area of Poonch, an army spokesman said.
Akshay Godbole and Shubam Khadadkar got injured in the explosion and were rushed to a hospital, he said.
Godbole was critically injured and succumbed to the injuries at the hospital but the condition of Khadadkar was stable, he said.
The operation was launched to sanitise the area, the spokesman said.
As per the reports, it is believed that militants might have planted the IED to target the army patrol along LoC.