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2 jawans injured in IED blast in Kashmir

Last updated on: October 16, 2014 13:46 IST

Two army troopers were injured in a powerful improvised explosive device blast near Chakala village in north Kashmir on Thursday morning.

A senior officer said, “The IED went off injuring two jawans. They were rushed to a hospital immediately. The explosive, which was planted by militants, also damaged a passing vehicle.”

The area has been cordoned off and search operations are still on.

Senior army and police officers along with reinforcements have reached the village.

Image: Army officials stand guard at the site where the blast took place. Photograph: Umar Ganie/

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