Jammu and Kashmir: At least eight people sustained injuries after a mysterious blast took place inside a vehicle in Larkipora area of Doru in Anantnag district on Wednesday.
Speaking on the matter, a top cop said, "...it seems like a cylinder blast... 8-non local labourers were injured in a gas cylinder blast which occurred in a Tata load carrier near Larkipora in Anantnag."
However, the police ruled out any terror angle, saying the blast occurred in a "load carrier" vehicle carrying a concrete vibration machine, a portable generator and a can of oil.
"An explosion occurred in the cement mix settling vibration machine, adjacent portable generator and tin can of oil being carried with labourers in a load carrier at Larkipora Anantnag,” Kashmir Zone Police said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.
"All stable. No terrorist angle observed. Investigation started," police said in the post.
The explosion took place near a local market and caused panic among the residents. The injured individuals were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. All are said to be in stable condition.
Meanwhile, police and CRPF had reached the spot to investigate the matter.