Rajouri: A major-rank Army officer laid down his life today while defusing an improvised explosive device at the Nowshera sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri.

The explosive was planted by terrorists from Pakistan along the Line of Control.

The officer from the Corps of Engineers was diffusing an IED when the incident took place.

A team was patrolling the area when they found a freshly dug pit in which IED was found. While trying to diffuse it, the IED exploded.

Those injured were taken to the hospital where a major rank officer succumbed to his injuries.

The IED blast came two days after 40 CRPF personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a bus carrying them in Pulwama district in south Kashmir. 

This was the second IED attack along the LoC in the same sector since January.

On January 11, two Army personnel, including a major, were killed in Naushera sector of Rajou