Jammu: Two Army soldiers were killed and another soldier was injured on Saturday in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district.

Sources told MyNation that an accidental mine blast was triggered during the firing practice along the Line of Control, resulting in the death of two jawans. Two other soldiers also received injuries; one of them is in critical condition.

“The incident happened at around 5:30 pm in the evening. The injured jawans have been evacuated to Army hospital.”, he added.

The identities of the jawans killed in accidental landmine blast are yet to be confirmed officially.

A senior police official, on the condition of anonymity, told MyNation that they were informed by the concerned Army official after the incident and a case in this regard has been registered.

However, there is no official confirmation by the Army on this accidental landmine blast, resulting in the death of two jawans. A senior Army official, while speaking to MyNation, ruled out any action by Pakistan.