Jammu: 2 villagers wounded in IED blast

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Jammu, Nov 16: Two villagers were wounded when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) hidden in fields exploded in Doda district, while a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant surrendered weapons before security forces at Mahore in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir in the past 24 hours, official sources today said.

The HM militant, Fareed Ahmed alias Shaheen of Pari Nullah, Seeldhar, in Mahore, who was active in the area for last six years, laid down arms before the officials of 61 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), BSF and police at Chajroo yesterday, sources added.

The militant handed over to security forces one AK-47 rifle, three magazines, 90 rounds, one wireless set, one hand grenade and pencil cells.

Later in the evening, two villagers, namely Bhim Singh and Shankar Singh, were wounded when an IED planted by the suspected militants exploded at Udianpur area of hilly Doda district, sources informed.

Both the injured were shifted to the hospital for treatment while the security forces launched a search operation in the area, they added.

Meanwhile, the RR troops recovered and destroyed two IEDs, planted by the militants at Baransal road, about one km from Gulabgarh last afternoon, sources concluded.


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