1 soldier killed, 3 injured in IED blast in south Kashmir

at 12:21 pm
IED blast

Neyaz Elahi

Anantnag (NVI): A soldier was killed and three others were injured after a improvised explosive device (IED) blast in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Police said they are ascertaining the facts and the nature of the blast. “Soldiers from 24 Rashtriya Rifles were passing close to a school building, when blast occurred. 4 soldiers sustained injuries while roof of the school building suffered partial damage,” an official said.

He added there were minimum presence of people when the blast occurred.

“We are trying to find out whether it was a grenade blast or and IED had been planted there. It is subject to investigation,” the official said.

Another police official also informed that prima facie it seems to be an IED blast.

The blast took place in Subhanpora, Shamsipora area along Srinagar-Jammu highway in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, while all the injured soldiers were airlifted to Srinagar based 92 Base Army hospital where the condition of a soldier is stated to be critical.

Meanwhile, the whole area has been cordoned off soon after this report of blast was filed.