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Seven inmates injured in gas cylinder blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara jail

According to the information, the injured people have been rushed to a local hospital. Police have also registered a case and begun an investigation into the incident.

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Anurag Roushan
Kupwara
Updated on: June 19, 2024 21:04 IST
Gas cylinder blast at Kupwara jail in Jammu and Kashmir
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At least seven inmates have sustained injuries after a gas cylinder blast took place inside Kupwara jail in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. According to the information, the injured people have been rushed to a local hospital.

The blast took place inside the kitchen of the district Jail in the north Kashmir district, said an official. The injured, seven in all, were rushed to a hospital, which referred five of them to a hospital in the state capital. Police have registered a case and begun an investigation into the incident, the official said.

Terrorists killed in encounter in Baramulla

In a separate incident in the valley, two terrorists were killed and two security personnel injured in an encounter that broke out on Wednesday in Baramulla district. According to officials, the forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Watergam area of Baramulla in the morning on information about the presence of terrorists there.

The officials said the search operation turned into an encounter when the terrorists opened fire at the security personnel. A senior police official said two terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire and their bodies were retrieved from the spot. The identity and affiliation of the slain ultras are being ascertained. The officer added that a cop and a soldier were injured in the gunfight.

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