Three soldiers were today injured in an IED blast triggered by militants in Shopian area of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Three soldiers were today injured in an IED blast triggered by militants in Shopian area of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Another IED was detected near the scene of the incident soon after. “Militants in the wee hours today blasted an IED when an Army vehicle was passing from the area on Turkwangan road near Zainpora in Shopian district,” a police spokesman said. He said militants had planted the IED near the water tank which was set off early morning when an Army vehicle was passing through the area.
The vehicle suffered damage due to the blast and the three jawans inside the vehicle were injured. The injured were rushed to hospital. “It is learnt that militants after triggering the blast escaped from the spot. Bomb disposal squad deployed at the site of the blast recovered a second IED from the site,” he said. The spokesman said sanitization of the area is underway to clear the track for vehicular movement.