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Forest fire triggers several landmine explosions along LoC in Poonch

The fire triggered the explosion of nearly half a dozen landmines that were part of the anti-infiltration obstacle system, officials said

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A forest fire triggered several landmine explosions along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said on Wednesday.

The fire triggered the explosion of nearly half a dozen landmines that were part of the anti-infiltration obstacle system, officials said.

The fire that started in a forest across the LoC on Monday spread to the Indian side in the Mendhar sector, they said.

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 1:44 AM IST

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