In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, dozens of landmines have exploded in a forest fire, believed to have been deliberately triggered by Indian troops, in Poonch district.
A state of utter panic was created when the fire broke out and the explosion of landmines started in Mendhar sub-sectors near the Line of Control (LoC) of the district. The fire also damaged forest near LoC areas of the AJK, Pakistan.
A larger area has come under fire and caused damage to green gold and wildlife species.
Thick clouds of smoke are visible from Mendhar town along the Line of Control.
It is suspected that Indian troops deliberately created havoc in the entire belt including AJK areas of the Line of Control.—KMS