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J&K Police probe ‘terror angle’ in third Jammu blast
1/22/2023 11:21:46 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Jan 22: Even as two blasts rocked Narwal area here on January 21 morning leaving at least seven persons wounded, the J&K Police suspects terror angle into another blast that took place at Bajalta near Sidhra on the previous night taking the total of explosions to three in a day. The Raj Bhawan has been briefed about the development.
Official sources said the police have registered case at Nagrota Police Station into the mysterious blast that left a police constable injured in Jammu’s Bajalta on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday when a dumper vehicle exploded at a check post.
Sources police constable identified as Surinder Singh was on duty at Sidhra Chowk and stopped to dumper vehicle carrying sand. Sources in the police said the vehicle exploded soon after it was asked to stopped. The blast took place post midnight in Jammu, making it the third blast within a day.
Sources said a terror angle into the case is not being ruled out and thus the government has started investigations on similar lines.
“Though it initially seemed to be an explosion which could take place due to air pressure, given the twin blasts the very next morning in Narwal, the terror angle cannot be ruled out at the face of it,” a senior official told the Early Times on the condition of anonymity.
He said Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha was updated about the matter in detail on Sunday afternoon during a security review meeting.
The LG chaired a meeting on security in the wake of three blasts here. Two back-to-back blasts rocked busy marketplace in Narwal, seven civilians wounded.
The first blast happened around 11 am, followed by the second blast after around half an hour. Official sources said explosives were possibly planted in a Mahindra Bolero.
Ten hours prior to it, a blast rocked Bajalta, where the cops were on guard was wounded.
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