Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said an IED was defused at the site of a blast in southern Shopian district that left three soldiers wounded.
A spokesman said that the militants triggered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast during wee hours when an army vehicle was passing through the area on Turkwangan road near Zainpora.
He said the IED was planted near a water tank. “The (army) vehicle suffered damages due to the blast and the three soldiers were injured who were subsequently removed to hospital for medical attention,” said the spokesman.
“It is learnt that the militants after triggering the blast escaped from the spot. Bomb Disposal Squad deployed at the site of the blast recovered a second IED from the site.”
The sanitization of area is underway to clear the track for vehicular movement. Police has registered a case in this regard and investigation is going on.