Twin blasts trigger panic in J-K’s Udhampur

JAMMU — Two back-to-back bomb blasts within a span of eight hours created panic in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur with police saying the possibility of the use of sticky bombs can’t be ruled out.

As per the news agency KNO, the first blast took place at 10:30 PM on Wednesday in a Basantghar bound bus that was parked near petrol station Domail area of Udhampur town. The second blast occurred in a parked bus at General Bus Stand Udhampur at 6 AM on Thursday.

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Police said that two persons have received minor injuries and are stable. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Mukesh Singh, while speaking to reporters at the spot, said that two back-to-back blasts occurred in Udhampur within a radius of two kilometres. “Preliminary investigations suggest that these were IED blasts,” he said.

Asked whether there was a possibility of the use of sticky bombs in the explosions, ADGP Singh said that police can’t rule out the use of sticky bombs in the twin explosions. “We are exploring and working on some old leads. Army teams, BDS and teams from other agencies have reached the sites of explosions,” he said.

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Meanwhile, official sources said that NIA experts have also reached the Udhampur explosion sites and samples have been taken for investigations. “It is likely that the NIA may take over the probe,” he said.

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