Pakistani Prisoner Killed In Blast In Jammu And Kashmir Police Van

20 June 2015
India Today


Srinagar: A Pakistani militant was killed and five policemen sustained injuries in a blast that took place inside a police vehicle which was escorting the undertrial in Sopore town of North Kashmir on Saturday. The prisoner, Wahid Noor Khan, was being escorted to Central Jail, Srinagar, police sources said. He died due to some explosion inside the police vehicle, they said. Khan was arrested in connection with a militancy-related case of 2010 and was scheduled to appear before a sessions court in Sopore. The sources said that five policemen, who were accompanying the prisoner, were injured in the blast and admitted to SKIMS hospital in Srinagar. Earlier, the Indian Army foiled a major infiltration bid by militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of Kupwara district in Kashmir valley killing three terrorists. A group of 6 to 7 heavily armed militants were trying to sneak in to the Indian side when their movement was picked up by surveillance equipments placed in the area. Indian troops responded to the infiltration bid resulting in heavy gun fire from both sides. Three militants were killed in the operation. Indian Army soldiers have recovered one of the bodies along with an AK-47 rifle. Army's combing operation was on till the writing of this report.