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Breaking News LIVE, Anti Terror Ops in J&K : 2 Army Personnel Killed, 1 Injured in Mine Blast Along LoC in J&K's Rajouri

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Breaking News LIVE, Anti Terror Ops in J&K : 2 Army Personnel Killed, 1 Injured in Mine Blast Along LoC in J&K's Rajouri
Lt Rishi Kumar and Sep Manjit Singh were killed in a mine blast during an area domination patrol. (Image: White Knight Corps /Whiteknight_IA/Twitter)



Two Army personnel were killed and one injured in a mine explosion near a forward post along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

Lt Rishi Kumar and Sepoy Manjit Singh were killed in a mine blast during an area domination patrol in Kalal area of Nowshera sector, White Knight Corps said in a Twitter post. Another soldier who received injuries is being treated, they added.



“GOC White Knight Corps and all ranks salute bravehearts Lt Rishi Kumar and Sep Manjit Singh, who made the supreme sacrifice in line of duty along the Line of Control in Naushera sector on 30 Oct 21 and offer deep condolences to their families," an official statement said. 

The Indian Army said, “Lt Rishi Kumar and Sepoy Manjit were brave and extremely committed to the profession of soldiering and have made the supreme sacrifice for the nation in the line of active duty." Lt Rishi Kumar was a resident of Begusarai, Bihar and Sepoy Manjit Singh native of Sirvewala, Bhatinda, Punjab. 

“The nation and Indian Army shall forever remain indebted to the Bravehearts for their supreme sacrifice," it added. 

According to the officials, the blast took place in Kalal area of Nowshera sector when an army column was on a patrol duty as part of the counter-infiltration measure to check infiltration of terrorists from across the border. Both the injured personnel were evacuated to a nearby military hospital and their condition is stated to be critical, they said. (With inputs from PTI) 

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