Baramulla: A civilian has been shot dead by terrorists at Main Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla on Saturday evening. In another shocking incident, a mysterious blast occurred in a Santro car on the Srinagar Jammu highway near Banihal which is across the Jawahar tunnel. However, the car driver is said to be absconding. Also Read - Climate Change May Melt 85% Glaciers in J&K & Ladakh, Cause Temp Rise of 6.9 Degree Celsius by 2100: Study
No casualties were reported though. Also Read - 'India's Democracy is Damaged...': Rahul Gandhi Demands Mehbooba Mufti's Release From Detention
According to Inspector General of Police (J&K), the car in which the blast occurred had hit a bus in the CRPF convoy. The bus suffered minor damage. As per reports, a mysterious kind of white powder has been recovered from the site of the incident. Also Read - Manipur: 3 Jawans of Assam Rifles Martyred, 5 Others Injured in IED Blast Near Imphal
Issuing a statement, the CPRF said, “Today around 10:30 hours, an explosion took place in a civil car near Banihal, J&K while CRPF convoy was on move. The car caught fire and slight damage was caused in the rear of one of the CRPF vehicle. No injuries were caused to CRPF Personnel. Incident being investigated.”
Earlier, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel suffered injuries after terrorists lobbed a grenade at the CRPF bunker next to an SBI branch in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. As per the CPRF sources, it does not appear to be a terrorist attack. “Prima facie blast in the car seems to be a cylinder explosion, CRPF convoy was at a significant distance from the explosion site, does not appear to be an attack. Investigations are on,” the sources were quoted by news agency ANI.