Police says nature of blast being investigated

Umer Rashid

Shopian: Three army soldiers were injured on thrusday in a ‘accidental’ blast in Sadow area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, the officials said

A top police told GNS that there was accidental grenade blast in which three soldiers of army’s 15 Garhwal were injured and were subsequently hospitalised.

The condition of one among the three injured army soldiers is said to be critical, the officer said.

Police on Thrusday clarified that the nature of blast in which three army soldiers were injured is being investigated.

From its earlier statement that injuries were caused by accidental grenade blast, the police says that investigations are underway to find out nature of the blast which could either be an IED explosion or grenade blast etc.

” A blast took place inside a private hired vehicle at Sedow, Shopian. 03 soldiers injured & shifted to Hospital. Nature & source (blast due to grenade or already planted IED inside vehicle or malfunctioning of battery) of blast being investigated & will be shared,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.

A senior police officer told GNS that the final word will come from experts.(GNS)