Army man killed, another injured in separate landmine blasts in Keran Sector

Srinagar: An Army man was Saturday killed in a mine blast in Keran sector in North Kashmir along Line of control.

According to officials Nihal Gorang received fatal injuries in the blast during patrolling on friday night.

“He was rushed to hospital where he breathed his last,” officials said. 

Earlier two army men including Goran and other soldier were injured in separate landmine explosions near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.
A police officer said that that the army’s 5/9GR was on a routine patrol duty at Gogal Dar area along the LoC in Keran sector when the land mine blast took place late last night.
“In the incident, one soldier Abishekh Chhetri sustained multiple splinter injuries and was taken to 168 military hospital Drugmulla for treatment,” he said.
Similarly, another landmine blast took place near Balbir Post along LoC in Keran sector in which Rifleman Nihal Gurang of 5/9 GR suffered critical injuries and was taken to nearby medical facility of army where from he was airlifted to 92 base military hospital Badamibagh here, the officer said.
He said that the condition of Nihal is stated to be very critical.
An army officer based in Kupwara also confirmed the injures of the two soldiers due to the explosions.

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