Four militants, OGWs held for June 2 ‘IED’ blast in Shopian

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SHOPIAN — Four militants and their associates have been arrested in connection with the last week’s “IED” blast in Sedow area of Shopian in which one Army soldier was killed and at least two others were injured in the southern Kashmir district.

Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar said police cracked the recent militant attack case in which militants used “IED in a vehicle” at Sedow Shopian. “All four (militant) associates have been arrested. Congratulations to team Shopian,” he said in a tweet.

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The blast had taken place at approximately 3:00 AM on June 2 and according to the Army, it occurred while an Army party was moving from Sedow to lay a cordon and search in the general area Patitohalan.

“While moving to the target area, at approximately a km from (Sedow), an explosion took place in the civil hired vehicle, being used by the team, resulting in injuries to three Indian Army soldiers,” the Army had said in a statement issued to GNS.

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“The blast is very likely to be from either an IED or a grenade or a battery malfunctioning in the vehicle. Details are being ascertained,” it had said.

One soldier among the three injured personnel died later, the Army had said.

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