Army soldier killed in IED blast in Poonch along LoC

An army soldier was killed and seven others injured in an IED explosion Wednesday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Dehri Dabasi area in Mendhar, which lies in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

The army personnel were reportedly part of a patrol team in the area.

Details of the explosion are awaited, but official sources said that the injured have been rushed to Command Hospital at Udhampur.

The explosion comes a day ahead of counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections.