Jammu, May 19 (PTI) An army jawan suffered a fracture in his foot in a landmine blast along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pooch district.

“A soldier accidentally stepped on a drifted mine while on routine patrolling along the LoC in Mendhar sector, resulting in a blast last night,” an army officer said today.

The mine had drifted due to rain. The soldier was wearing mine protected shoes, he said, adding that the soldier has suffered a heal fracture.

He was immediately evacuated and was shifted today to Udhampur Command hospital for treatment.

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