Low intensity IED blast in Shopian; ‘had prior inputs’, says IGP

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Suspected militants Sunday triggered a low intensity Improvised Explosive Device in Turkawangam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Quoting official sources, news agency GNS reported the low intensity IED was triggered near an army Casper vehicle in Turkawangam area.

However, in the incident no loss of life or injury has been reported.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Sunday said that the establishment had prior inputs about the IED which was triggered by suspected militants in Turkawangam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district this morning.

“We had input of IED being planted there. Security forces went to detect it but militants exploded the same from a distance,” news agency GNS quoted IGP Kumar as saying.

Kumar said that the area has been cordoned off and searches launched to nab the attackers.


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