Pakistan

JHELUM – At least four people were injured in a blast after their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir late Sunday night.


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According to deputy commissioner Jhelum Valley Abdul Hamid Kiani, the public transport vehicle was passing through the Khilana area when the IED went off at about 9:30pm.

“While heading towards his last destination, the driver spotted rocks in the middle of the narrow road and as he tried to pass his vehicle from the edge of the road it hit and triggered an IED explosion,” Kiani told Dawn.

“As a result, the driver and three passengers were injured,” he added.

The injured persons were identified as driver Iram Abbas (a resident of Muzaffarabad), Mukhtiar Ahmed, Changaz Latif and Rehmat Hussain (residents of Khilana area).

They were shifted to a Muzaffarabad hospital and were said to be out of danger.

The Khilana area straddles the restive Line of Control and is located in Chakothi sector of Jhelum Valley district. The area is vulnerable to Indian army posts.