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Two persons injured in forces firing at HMT Srinagar

14 January 2018

Personnel of the 44 Battalion of the CRPF found an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the HMT areas of Srinagar.

"Two persons received bullet injuries when security forces opened firing to disperse a group of protesters in HMT area of the city here", a police official said. Sniffer dogs were also pressed into service. After the IED was detected by the Road Opening Party, traffic was stopped on the highway and the IED defused. "The engineering squad of the army then defused the bomb", Rajesh Kumar, Commanding Officer told ANI in an interview.

Later, the traffic movement was restored on the highway.

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On January 6, four policemen were killed in an IED blast in Sopore township of north Kashmir.

He said the army men manning the naka signalled a vehicle to stop. "If it would have been a (land) mine, how a person could have lifted it?" he said. "However, he was let off".

Two persons injured in forces firing at HMT Srinagar