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Jawan killed, pillar damaged in IED blasts in J&K

October 18, 2009 20:28 IST
An army jawan was killed in a landmine blast while a border-fencing pillar was damaged when an improvised explosive device went off in the Jammu region on Sunday, the police and the Border Security Force said.

Lance Naik N K Murti, belonging to 5 Maratha Light Infantry, was killed in the landmine blast near the Line of Control in Patrigali area in Poonch district, police said.

In another incident in Jammu region, a fencing pillar was damaged when an IED went off near the Paharpur border outpost in Kathua district, 60-km from Jammu.

No one was injured in the explosion, Inspector General BSF (Jammu Frontier) A K Sarolia said. Asked whether the Pakistan rangers or militants had planted the IED, he said it was being investigated.

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