This Article is From Jul 08, 2013

Blast, firing by Pakistani troops along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir

Blast, firing by Pakistani troops along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar: One porter, working for the Indian Army, was injured and another is missing in a blast at the Line of Control in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a statement by the Army, 11 civilian porters were targeted through an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by suspected militants at 8 am today. A pony was killed in the attack.

The statement added that while a search operation was being conducted by the Army to locate the missing porter, Pakistani troops fired at Indian soldiers in a ceasefire violation while militants detonated another IED. However, no injuries were sustained.

This is the second attack on porters in the Poonch sector within a span of two months.

Last week, a Pakistani intruder, trying to cross over to India, was killed when the IED he was carrying went off after firing by the Indian Army.