A major-rank Army officer was killed in an IED blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir’s Nowshera sector. The incident comes two days after the deadly Pulwama attack.
According to news agency ANI, the major died while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which had been planted by terrorists. The IED was planted 1.5 kms inside the Line of Control in Rajouri district’s Naushera sector. The officer is from the Corps of Engineers.
A soldier was also injured in the blast. He has been admitted at a hospital, officials said.
Sources told CNN-News18 that an Afghan war veteran, Abdul Rashid Ghazi, who allegedly infiltrated into Valley in December and is an IED expert, could be the mastermind on Saturday’s blast