Two children killed, 5 injured in blast near Rajouri firing site


Two children were killed and five others were injured in an IED explosion on Monday near the house of one of the victims of the firing in Rajouri district, officials said.

On Sunday evening, four people were killed and nine were injured in a firing incident in Dangri village of the district, according to officials.

“The (improvised explosive device) blast has taken place near the house of the first firing incident. Six people were injured. Two children succumbed to injuries ,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh said.

The injured have been taken to a hospital, he said, adding that another suspected IED has been spotted. There were several people in the house when blast took place between 9 to 9.30am, eyewitnesses said.

It is worth mentioning here that Indian troops had killed two Hindu labourers in a fake encounter in the same district in December, last year.—KMS