April 2017 News

Jawan Killed In IED Blast At LoC In Poonch

1 April 2017

Jammu: An army soldier was killed in an IED blast on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Identified as Naib Subedar S Sanayaima Kom, the martyr hailed from Manipur and is survived by his wife and three children. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon near the LoC. Naib Subedar Kom suffered grievous wounds and was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta, defence spokesman at Jammu, said that the IED blast occurred at 1.30 pm. 'Naib Subedar S Sanayaima Kom was martyred in an IED blast on Line of Control in Poonch district at about 1330 hours on April 1', he said. The blast has occurred at a time when security has been stepped up at the borders and hinterlands ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Udhampur in Jammu to inaugurate India's longest road tunnel at Nashri.