Forest fire engulfs LoC belt in Poonch

PTI Jammu | Updated on June 22, 2012 Published on June 22, 2012

A heavy forest fire which has erupted several kilometres along the India-Pakistan border has triggered mine explosions in the area and damaged some communication lines in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The fire erupted from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’s Dara Sheirkhan and spread to the Indian side of the Line of Control in Deri Dakhi belt of Mendhar sector on Thursday, officials said on Friday.

The fire spread three to four km along the border belt up to lower Krishangati belt triggering several mine explosions planted by security troops as part of anti-infiltration measures, they said.

Published on June 22, 2012
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