Suspected terrorists targeted a CRPF bunker with a grenade near a SBI branch in Kashmir’s Pulwama on Saturday. Reports suggest one CRPF jawan has been injured in the incident. The area has been cordoned off, and a search operation has been started.
Earlier in the day, a CRPF vehicle suffered slight damages when a private car exploded after one of its gas cylinders caught fire on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Saturday, police said. There were no casualties in the incident that occurred near the Jawahar Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district around 10.30 am.
Jammu & Kashmir: Terrorists lobbed grenade near SBI branch in Pulwama, today. No casualties/injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/IsUSy1Lemt— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2019
The incident triggered memories of the February 14 vehicle-borne suicide attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama that claimed the lives of 40 personnel.
According to a preliminary investigation, the blast near Tethar village, seven km from Banihal town in Jammu region, occurred after one of the two gas cylinders in the Hyundai Santro model caught fire. Banihal sub-divisional police officer Sajad Sarwar said the vehicle, which was on the way to Jammu from Srinagar was completely gutted in the fire.