IED blast in Pulwama; CRPF man injured

Suspected militants on Sunday morning detonated a low intensity improvised explosive device( IED) in Gangoo village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district minutes after a convoy of paramilitary CRPF passed through the area, resulting in the injuries to a CRPF man.

Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that militants had planted low-intensity IED under a tree near Peaks Automobiles in Gongoo area of the district. “The IED exploded just a few minutes after the convoy passed through the area,” they said. The explosion followed by firing created panic in the area, they added. A CRPF man sustained injuries in his hand.

A senior official said that militants tried to attack CRPF convoy with IED. “There was no loss of life or injury in the incident, “he said. He said the area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.

CRPF spokesman Junaid Khan told KNO the convoy was passing through the area at the time of the incident. ” Search has been launched in the area,” he said. Police said it was a low-intensity IED and senior officers are at the spot.