Explosion in Handwara village, several injured

Srinagar

Seven persons were injured in a mysterious blast occurred in Ahgam village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday morning.

Injured civilians being taken to hospital. KL Image

Reports said that the incident occurred when some boys were playing with the device found by two of them.

Reports the injured were shifted to Handwara district hospital for treatment where from four of them were referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.

The injured have been identified as Riyaz Ahmad (30) son of Mohammad Subhan Bhat, Mohammad Ashraf Qureshi (30) son of Syed Jaladun Qureshi, Syed Khalid Bukhari (17) son of Syed Hafeezullah Bukhari, Maqsood Ahmad Shah (28) son of Syed Mohammad Shah, Junaid Ahmad Khan (12) and his brother Tanveer Ahmad Khan (18) and Adil Ahmad Ganie (10) son of Ghulam Rasool Ganie.

The Ahgam area is around 1.5 kilometers by radius even as it is around four kilometers away by road from Chanjimulla village where a colonel, a major and two soldiers besides a police sub-inspector were killed along with two unidentified militants in an overnight gunfight.

A case under relevant Sections has been registered at concerned Police Station and investigation started, said an official.

Colonel, Major Among 5 Killed In Handwara Gunfight

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