Three soldiers injured in a blast at J-K’s Shopian

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SHOPIAN (J&K): Three soldiers were injured in a blast that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian on Thursday. One of the soldiers is critical while the other two are stable, said the police.

An operation based on specific intelligence was launched from Sedhau COB at around 3 am to lay a cordon and search in the general area Patitohalan. While moving to the target area, about 1 km from Sedhau, an explosion took place in the civilian vehicle hired by the team, resulting in injuries to the three soldiers.

The blast is very likely to be from either an IED or a grenade or a battery malfunctioning in the vehicle. Details are being ascertained. The injured personnel were immediately shifted and given first aid at the District Hospital in Shopian, and thereafter evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar.

Meanwhile, the affected area has been cordoned and all the likely escape routes sealed, a search to nab the terrorists is in progress.
“A #blast took place inside a private hired vehicle at Sedow, #Shopian. 03 soldiers injured & shifted to Hospital. Nature & source (blast due to grenade or already planted IED inside vehicle or malfunctioning of battery) of blast being investigated & will be shared: IGP Kashmir,” Kashmir Zone police had tweeted early this morning. (ANI)

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