Srinagar: At least seven people, including six children, sustained grave injuries after an unexploded device went off at the Lower-Munda Qazigund, Kulgam, south Kashmir, where three militants were killed earlier this morning.
A police official told that the incident took place after a group was clearing debris from the house razed to the ground by the government forces during the gunfight.
“Soon after the incident, the injured were rushed to (PHC) Qazigund hospital for advanced treatment,” he said. “From there, two of them were shifted to GMH Dooru for advanced treatment where their condition is stated to be stable.”
Of the seven total injured, six are children including five minors. Sources said one of the injured boys was referred to Shri Maharaja Hari Hospital, Srinagar, for advanced treatment.
Police sources said that the explosion was caused by the leftover unexploded device, more likely that of a grenade. Sources said that figure of injured may likely go up given the intensity of the blast. The report will be updated shortly as further details are awaited. (KNO)