Srinagar: A security personnel was on Wednesday afternoon killed and seven others were left injured in an IED blast in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. The blast was reported along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector, reported news agency ANI. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir DDC Polls: 51.76 % Voter Turnout Recorded in First Phase
However, the Defence Ministry refuted the claim and stated that it wasn’t an IED blast and no fatal casualties have been reported. “It wasn’t an IED blast, but a training-related incident. no fatal casualties but one soldier seriously injured while many other suffered minor injuries in the incident that took place along Line of Control in Poonch sector,” the statement read. Also Read - Operation All-Out: Security Forces Within Striking Distance of Eradicating Terrorism in Kashmir
The incident comes a few hours after two terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Kulgam district of the state. Also Read - DDC Election in Jammu And Kashmir: 52% Voter Turnout in First Round of Eight-Phase Polls
In February, forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed as an explosive-laden truck into into a bus in their convoy in Pulwama. The responsibility of the attack was claimed by Jaish-e- Mohammed (JeM). The attack was one of the deadliest one reported from the state in a decade.