An IED blast took place in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday followed by aerial firing by security forces. No casualties have been reported. The blast took place in Gongoo area of Pulwama at around 7.40 am and it was low in intensity. as security forces were passing through the area.
An official said a CRPF personnel suffered injuries in his hands due to the blast, but his condition is stated to be stable.
Kashmir Police zone said on Twitter, “A low intensity #IED blast occurred at #Pulwama. #One CRPF personnel suffered #injuries in his hands and is stable. Senior officers are on the spot. Further details shall follow.”
A CRPF spokesperson said that militants attempted to target CRPF personnel by detonating an IED.
An official said the security forces fired few shots in the air after the blast. One CRPF trooper has been injured in the firing.
A police official said they were investigating the nature of the blast. The area has been cordoned off.