Kargil, July 31: Two soldiers were killed on Sunday when they accidentally stepped on a mine near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region, an army official said.
“The two soldiers of a patrol party accidentally stepped on a mine, triggering a blast. Both were killed,” said Col. S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command.
No further details were available yet.
The two soldiers of the Army were martyred on 29 July 2016 while patrolling along line of control in Kargil Sector when they were caught in a mine blast.
Due to the effect of the blast Subedar Basappa Patil, who was the patrol leader and Sepoy Hasansab Khudavand, the leading scout, suffered grievous injuries, which proved to be fatal.