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.