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Blast in Jammu and Kashmir, 4 BSF troopers injured

December 26, 2009

Four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured when their patrol was hit by a blast Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector close to the international border.

The BSF patrol party was in Manguchak area, about 60 km south of Jammu, when the explosion took place. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of BSF J.B. Sangwan said four troopers were injured in the blast and that they had been brought to the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu.

“The nature of the blast is being ascertained…it could be a land mine or an improvised explosive device (IED). We are trying to find that out,” Sangwan said.

He added that the location of the explosion was very close to the international border.

Infiltration bids along the border with Pakistan in Jammu region has increased in recent months. The BSF has countered three attempts in the last two weeks.

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