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Powerful blast in Kashmir, five injured

By Mukhtar Ahmad
June 17, 2012 15:17 IST
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Five paramilitary, Central Reserve Police Force troopers were injured, two of them critically, in a powerful blast at Sopore in north Kashmir Baramulla district on Sunday morning.

A spokesman of the central reserve police force said militants hurled a grenade at the company headquarters of 179 battalion CRPF housed in a hotel building near the main bus stand in Sopore town this morning.

"The grenade exploded inside the premises injuring five of our troopers. Two critically injured jawans have been shifted to army base hospital inĀ SrinagarĀ for specialised treatment," Sudhir Kumar, CRPF spokesman told

The area was immediately surrounded by the CRPF troopers for searches.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.

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