An officer of the Indian Army and a soldier have been killed in a landmine blast at the Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir late Saturday. 

According to reports, the blast took place near a forward post along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

The two Army men who were killed in action are: Lieutenant Rishi Kumar and Sepoy Manjit Singh. 

While, Lieutenant Rishi Kumar hailed from Begusarai in Bihar, Sepoy Manjit Singh was a resident of Bhatinda in Punjab. 

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Both the Army men were evacuated immediately following the explosion and admitted to an Army hospital. 

Later, both the personnel were pronounced dead after succumbing to their injuries. 

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