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Jawans injured as ultras blast explosive-laden car

SRINAGAR: Ten persons, including nine soldiers, were injured when pro-Pakistan Hizb-ul Mujahideen ultras detonated an explosive-laden car in Rawalpora area here on Saturday, a police spokesman said.

The explosion took place at around 9.15 a.m. on Old Airport Road when an Army convoy passing through the area hit one of the vehicles, the spokesman said. The Army vehicle was partially damaged and nine jawans and a girl were injured in the incident, he said.

The explosive-laden car was blown to pieces, the spokesman said adding that the Hizb-ul Mujahideen outfit had claimed responsibility for the blast.

Militants shot dead a civilian at Sultanpora in Baramulla district on Friday night. PTI