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Two blasts in parked buses in J-K’s Udhampur, 2 injured

Sources said the first blast took place around 10.30 pm in a bus parked at Domail Chowk near a petrol pump in Udhampur injuring its conductor Sunil Singh, 27, of Pringka Ramnagar and his friend Vijay Kumar, 40, of Jaganoo. Both were sitting inside the driver’s cabin at that time.

The bus was parked at Domail Chowk after its daily sortie on the Udhampur-Ramnagar-Basantgarh route.

Two powerful explosions rocked Udhampur town since Wednesday night ahead of the three-day visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Jammu and Kashmir during the first week of the coming month. Two people were injured in the first blast on a bus.

Shah, according to sources, will pay obeisance at Mata Vaishnodevi shrine in Trikuta Hills near Katra town, besides addressing public rallies in the border district of Rajouri and Baramulla during his stay in the Union Territory. The police and security forces have been maintaining heightened alert in view of the proposed visit of the home minister.

Sources said the first blast took place around 10.30 pm in a bus parked at Domail Chowk near a petrol pump in Udhampur injuring its conductor Sunil Singh, 27, of Pringka Ramnagar and his friend Vijay Kumar, 40, of Jaganoo. Both were sitting inside the driver’s cabin at that time.


The bus was parked at Domail Chowk after its daily sortie on the Udhampur-Ramnagar-Basantgarh route.

Sources citing the injured bus conductor said two unidentified persons had loaded some luggage, including a mattress, on the roof of the bus for their transportation to Ramnagar in the morning. The explosion took place nearly three hours after they left.

Senior police officers along with police teams immediately reached the spot and cordoned off the area. However, while they were trying to find leads in the matter, another blast took place around 5 am Thursday in another bus parked at the Udhampur bus stand. However, no one was injured in the second explosion.

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The twin explosions in Udhampur town have come after nearly six months. One person was killed and 17 others were injured in an explosion caused by a sticky bomb in Slathia Chowk on March 9 this year.

First published on: 29-09-2022 at 07:47:43 am
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