|Jammu: A massive fire that engulfed a large forest stretch at Mendhar in Balakote sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district along the Line of Control triggered several landmines to explode, which were planted to prevent infiltration from across the border, officials said on Friday (May 29). |
According to reports, the fire was started by Pakistan on Thursday (May 28) evening at the Line of Control which gradually spread to Indian territory. The fire broke out in Baba Khori and Kalal areas of Nowshera division along the LoC.
According to intelligence agencies, in order to push its terrorists across the Line of Control, Pakistan resorts to putting the forest area cover on the LoC on fire every year during summer, a covert infiltration bid that always gets foiled by the Indian Army.