Two army soldiers injured critically in twin landmine blasts in Keran sector

Two army men were injured in separate landmine explosions near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.

A police officer told GNS 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. (GNS)

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