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Two Army officers hurt in Poonch mine blast

Two Army officers Lt Col SS Danu and Major RK Chauhan were injured when they stepped over a drifted land mine near the LoC.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2007 05:51 PM IST

Two army officers were injured when they stepped over a drifted land mine near the line of control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati area of Poonch district in Jammu, a defence spokesman said today.



Lt Col SS Danu and Major RK Chauhan who were on a visit to a forward post, suffered injuries in their legs when they inadvertently stepped over a drifted mine on Friday, he said.



The mines, which are planted at one place, sometimes get drifted to another place due to rains making it difficult to locate them.



Both the officers were rushed to a hospital at Rajouri, he said adding Col Danu was later referred to the command hospital at Udhampur for specialised treatment.

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