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Forest fire triggers landmine explosions along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

The fire started in a forest across the LoC and spread to the Indian side in Mendhar sector, officials said.

Published: 30th June 2021 09:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2021 09:29 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

JAMMU: A forest fire triggered several landmine explosions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.

The fire started in a forest across the LoC and spread to the Indian side in Mendhar sector, they said.

The officials said the fire triggered the explosion of nearly half a dozen landmines that were part of the anti-infiltration obstacle system.

The fire was still raging and efforts were being made to control it when last reports were received, they said.



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