JAMMU: A blast occurred in a car on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The incident took place in Ramban’s Banihal area, reports said.
Convoy of CRPF was also passing by when the explosion took place.
“There was no loss of life… The driver of the car, who was the lone occupant, appears to have escaped,” the officer said.
The bus carrying CRPF personnel reportedly suffered some damages but the car in which blast took place was completely damaged,” they added. Police said the cause of exploision besides other damages are also being ascertained.
CRPF sources were quoted by ANI as saying that prima facie blast in the car seemed to be a cylinder explosion.
They also said that since the CRPF convoy was at a significant distance from the explosion site, the incident does not appear to be an attack. Investigations are underway.
The incident comes a month after the deadly Pulwama terror attack which was conducted in a similar fashion.
A Jaish-e-Mohammad operative rammed an explosives-laden car into a bus which was part of a CRPF convoy travelling on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on 14 February. At least 40 personnel lost their lives in the incident.