Militant trigger IED blast, fire upon army vehicle in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Aug 28: In a pre- dawn attack on Tuesday, militants tried to blow up a bunker vehicle of army at a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwma district by detonating an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The blast was also followed by firing.

A police official said that around 3:30am militants triggered an IED in Navpora Payeen village of Pulwama district when an armoured vehicle (Casper) of 44 RR was passing through the area.

“Soon after the blast, militants also fired upon the vehicle,” the official said, adding that there was no immediate report of any loss of life or injuries.

This is the second such attack in south Kashmir during past four months. Earlier on May 27, militants triggered an IED in Turkwangam area of Shopian, causing injuries to four army men.

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