Bomb defusing injures five policemen in Kashmir

One of the injured policemen taken to a nearby hospital. Photograph by Shahid Tantray
One of the injured policemen taken to a nearby hospital. Photograph by Shahid Tantray

By News Desk | Srinagar

At least five policemen including Station House Officer were injured when they were inspecting the arms and ammunition store in Parimpora Police Station in Srinagar. Police sources told a news agency that during the inspection a bomb they were trying to defuse exploded in leaving at least five police men injured.

The injured were rushed to hospital and their condition is stated to be critical. Two men from Bomb Disposal Squad were also injured. The injured have been identified as Station House Officer, Ghulam Mohindin, Assistant Sub-Inspector Suhail Ahmed and Head Constable Mohammad Shafi.

Inspector-General Abdul Gani Mir said that the bomb disposal squad was defusing explosives seized during a recent clash between troops and militants in Bemina Srinagar. “Bomb disposal squad was diffusing a grenade and it suddenly went off resulting in injures of a few policemen. All of the injured have been hospitalized and are in stable condition,” IGP said. CNS

The Kashmir Walla needs you, urgently. Only you can do it.

We have always come to you for help: The Kashmir Walla is battling at multiple fronts — and if you don’t act now, it would be too late. 2020 was a year like no other and we walked into it already battered. The freedom of the press in Kashmir was touching new lows as the entire population was gradually coming out of one of the longest communication blackouts in the world.

We are not a big organization. A few thousand rupees from each one of you would make a huge difference.

The Kashmir Walla plans to extensively and honestly cover — break, report, and analyze — everything that matters to you. You can help us.

Choose a plan as per your location