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40-year-old man injured in LoC mine blast

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Srinagar : A 40-year-old man was injured on Tuesday when he accidentally stepped over a landmine near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Official sources said that Abdul  Hamid lone, 40, son of Abdul Rashid Lone a resident of Rachawali village of Nambla was injured critically in the blast near Rustum post-UK near LoC in Uri sector.

Hamid was taken to Sub District hospital Uri where doctors referred him Srinagar hospital for the specialised treatment.

They said that the device exploded when he stepped over the landmine.

SDPO Uri Mehraj Din Raina while confirming the incident told Kashmir life that the injured was cutting grass for domestic animals when he stepped on the mine.

The landmines are laid along the LoC to prevent infiltration of militants from across the border and sometimes these get carried away due to rains.

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