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Mortar shell defused near LoC in J&K's Rajouri


Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A mortar shell, which had remained unexploded during Pakistani shelling, was detected in a farm near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

The rusted shell was unearthed when a farmer was busy ploughing his field with a tractor at Darshan Nagar locality of Nowshera sector, the officials said.

They said the Army's bomb disposal squad rushed to the spot and safely defused the mortar shell, averting a major tragedy.

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First Published: Sat, May 23 2020. 16:57 IST