12-year-old boy injured in Poonch explosion

POONCH — A 12-year-old boy from Nakarkote village of Poonch was injured in a land mine explosion that took place in the area on Saturday afternoon.

An official said that the boy was grazing his cattle in the area when the explosion took place near the Line of Control.

He said that the boy received splinter injuries and was immediately given first aid by the army.

The official said that he has been hospitalised and his condition is said to be stable.

He has been identified as Rizwan Khan (12) son of Younis Khan of Nakarkote. — (KNO)