Militants on Monday evening triggered a car bomb in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, injuring a few soldiers who were part of an army patrol. The army termed the attack as a failed attempt.Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that it was a failed attempt. “The attack was made on a mobile vehicle patrol of 44 RR with a vehicle-based IED while the Army patrol was moving in the general area Arihal in district Pulwama today evening.”He said all soldiers are safe. “There were few minor injuries. Reports of attack on Army convoy are unfounded and baseless. The area was cordoned and search operations are in progress.”The spokesman said the damage was minimised due to the alertness of the patrol party.He did not specify the number of injured soldiers.Sources, however, said that nine soldiers who were part of the patrol were injured in the blast. The injured soldiers were shifted to hospital.It was in February when a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed an explosives laden car into a CRPF convoy in Pulwama killing 40 jawans. The bus was part of a convoy from Jammu to Srinagar.
First Published:
Jun 17, 2019 19:14 IST