A soldier was injured in a landmine explosion in J&K's Rajouri district on Wednesday, officials said.

Officials said that the soldier identified as Naik Dheeraj Kumar was injured when he stepped on a landmine accidentally while on patrol duty in forward area near the line of control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

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He was shifted to northern command hospital in Udhampur for treatment, an official said.