Poonch: An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast took place near forward post along Line of Control in Mendhar area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
An army soldier was martyred and seven others sustained injuries.
According to the sources, an army patrol of 12 Madras Regiment was going through the area at Dhera Dabsi when the explosion took place.
In the explosion, eight soldiers suffered injuries and were evacuated to nearby army’s health facility, officials said.
One among the injured soldiers succumbed to injuries.
More details awaited.