Two days after the deadly attack on CRPF jawans in Pulwama, an IED blast killed a major-ranked Army officer near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir’s Nowshera sector on Saturday afternoon. Several other military personals also sustained injuries during the blast.
The Major-rank army officer was killed while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which had been planted by terrorists. The officer is from the Corps of Engineers. The IED was planted 1.5 kms inside the Line of Control in the Naushera sector, Rajouri district, in J&K https://t.co/ZyWFS9RbWR
— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
According to reports, it was unclear whether the IED blast was carried out from across the border.
44 CRPF jawans were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama on Thursday.
(More details awaited)