At least six soldiers were injured when militants set off an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fitted in a car at a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday evening. A civilian was also injured in the blast.
A police official said that militants at around quarter past 6 pm detonated an IED planted in a car at Arihal village, some six kilometers from Pulwama town, when a mobile bunker vehicle of 44 RR was passing through the area.
According to the official, six soldiers and a civilian suffered injuries in the blast. “They were soon rushed to army’s 92 base hospital in Badimabagh Srinagar,” he said.
He said the IED fitted car was parked along road side.
The official identified the injured civilian as Abdul Ahad Mir of Arihal, Pulwama.
He said that Mir was walking down the road when the blast occurred.