Banihal car blast: No report of any casualty has been received so far, however, the car in which the blast took place was ripped apart.
Banihal car blast: A powerful blast in a car on Jammu-Srinagar Highway damaged a CRPF vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Banihal on Saturday. No one was injured in the incident. Officials said the car, a Hyundai Santro, was completely charred in the fire after the explosion. Due to the impact of the blast, slight damage was caused to the rear of the CRPF bus registered with a Haryana number plate which was passing by.
It is suspected that the car was carrying a mix of chemicals, explosives and LPG cylinders.
Preliminary reports said that authorities have ruled out terror angle in the explosion. Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation is underway in the area immediately after the blast.
J&K: More visuals from Banihal, Ramban where an explosion occurred in a car. CRPF sources say ‘prima facie blast in the car seems to be a cylinder explosion, CRPF convoy was at a significant distance from explosion site, does not appear to be an attack. Investigations on.’ pic.twitter.com/u7pN6ckaFy
— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2019
The incident was reminiscent of the dastardly terror attack on the CRPF convoy on February 14. Over 40 CRPF jawans were in the attack carried out by a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist.