J&K: Army recovers Pak-origin mine along LoC in Poonch

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Jammu, Oct 15: Army has foiled a cross-border plan to plant IEDs and target patrolling troops as they recovered one such Pakistan-made mine along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

"Pakistan origin claymore mine along with a knife, shawl, tracksuit and caps was recovered on LoC in Saujiyan Sector in Poonch on 14 October 2014 by an alert LoC domination patrol", Public Relation Officer (PRO), Ministry of Defence (MoD), Jammu, Lt Col Manish Mehta said.

The mine recovery reaffirms the handiwork of inimical terrorists and subversive elements in spreading acrimonious activities on LoC and hinterland, he said.

"The Indian Army continues to enhance and upgrade its vigil on a daily basis resulting in such recovery of lethal mine which has 800 pellets and has a killing area of 50mtrs and danger area of around 200 meters", Lt Col Mehta said.

The Indian Army is fully prepared and geared up to handle any such misadventure or nefarious design of terrorists and inimical elements, he said.

"With no head way being made on any ground whether the IB or LoC. Inimical elements have now started taking assistance from the terrorists in planting IED and mines on the LoC", Lt Col Mehta said.

Pointing towards the incidents of IED blast in Balnoi Sector on 10 October 2014, he said "it was one such incident".

Some suspected persons were challenged by the troops along LoC, Col Harpreet Singh said adding they escaped leaving behind a bag, containing the mine weighing 7.2 kgs. 

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