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Forest fire triggers landmine blasts along LoC in Mendhar

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Poonch: A massive fire has broken out along the Line of Control in Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, triggering landmine blasts in the hinterland, sources said.

They said that the fire broke out of some uncertain cause this evening, following which a team of forest officials rushed the spot to douse off the flames. The team has been however facing difficulties to bring the raging fire under control as several landmines have went off so far in the area.

The landmines have been planted by armed forces to thwart any possible infiltration bids in the area, they further said.

Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar Manzoor Kohli confirming the breakout of fire in the area said that the fire has already spread to a wider area. “People are on job to bring the fire under control”, he further said.

 

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