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J&K: Mysterious blast inside vehicle in Anantnag's Larkipora, eight injured

The blast caused panic among the locals as the vehicle was present near a market when the incident occurred. The condition of all the injured people is said to be stable.

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Shashwat Bhandari
New Delhi
Updated on: September 27, 2023 19:09 IST
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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, " 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.

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