Jammu and Kashmir Blast: Injured children in Sopore admitted to hospital

By: | Published: March 5, 2017 4:37 PM

According to a police official, the group of children were playing in the field at Pazalpora in Sopore town, 52 kms from here, when an explosion took place.

In a blast near the Army camp in Sopore of Baramulla district on Sunday, three children were injured. (ANI)

In a blast near the Army camp in Sopore of Baramulla district on Sunday, three children were injured. According to a police official, the group of children were playing in the field at Pazalpora in Sopore town, 52 kms from here, when an explosion took place. SP Harmeet Singh said that the injured children have been transferred to hospital. He added that they are trying to identify the composition of the bomb. The three injured have been identified as Sahil Rashid Lone, Aakash Reyaz Bhat and Shakir Hussain Dar.

The exact reason for the blast remains unknown. however, it is believed to have been a revengeful move for the killing of the Hizbul militants by the security forces today.

Three children injured in a blast near Army camp in Baramulla district?s Sopore. (ANI)

 

Children have been admitted to hospital. (ANI)

Earlier today, one policeman and two militants were killed in a joint operation by J&K police and security forces. The gunfight that lasted over 15 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. Six other security personnel including an army major were injured during the gunfight that started on Saturday evening in Tral town. A policeman Manzoor Ahmed was martyred. A wreath laying ceremony was held for constable Manzoor Ahmed.

Two terrorists were killed today in an encounter in Tral which is in the South Kashmir’s Pulwama district and Tral happens to the hometown of Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander whose death sparked violent protests in Kashmir last year.

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The Army had launched a cordon and search in Tral at around 6:30 pm on Saturday on the basis of information of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Srinagar. The area was sealed and security forces zeroed in on the house where the terrorists were holed up. The hiding terrorist opened fire on the forces, triggering an encounter.

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