Landmine blast in Jammu-Kashmir injures five BSF personnel

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Samba, Dec.26 (ANI): Five troopers of Border Security Force (BSF) were injured in a landmine blast in the Mangu Chak sector of Samba in Jammu and Kashmir state.

The incident reportedly took place in the Samba sector when BSF troopers were patrolling and inspecting Magu Chak post in the morning.

At around 9am, a landmine exploded injuring five BSF troopers at Manguchak sector, nearly 65-kilometres southwest of Jammu.

Three BSF personnel were seriously injured

The team was trying to verify details of a reported infiltration bid from Pakistan.

Three of the seriously injured are presently being treated at the Government Medical College in Jammu and two are undergoing treatment at Samba hospital.

Officials say incidents of infiltration by Pakistani militants have risen over the past few months.

According to official reports, nearly 433 infiltration attempts were reported this year, compared to 342 in 2008.(ANI)

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