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Seven injured in twin blasts amid heightened security in Jammu

Hospital sources said they were admitted with splinter injuries and all of them are 'stable'

PTI Jammu Published 21.01.23, 02:54 PM
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Seven people were injured in two explosions within a span of 15 minutes here on Saturday, sources said.

The additional director general of police (Jammu zone) confirmed the explosions and injuries to six people, reports PTI.


Hospital sources, however, said seven people were admitted with splinter injuries and all of them are "stable".

The blasts in the transport yard of Narwal were triggered by suspected terrorists at a time when security agencies in the region are on high alert amid the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Congress and the upcoming Republic Day celebrations.

The first blast occurred around 10.45 am, followed by another explosion, an official said, adding that the whole area was cordoned off and a search operation underway.

Jaswinder Singh, an eyewitness, said the first blast occurred in a vehicle that was sent to a workshop for repairs.

Fifteen minutes later, another explosion nearby littered the area with damaged parts and garbage, said Singh, chief of the Motor Spare Parts Association.

Five people were injured in the first blast and two more in the second, he added.

The nature of the blasts is yet to be ascertained, said police. Forensic experts are at the blast site, reports

According to, the area has been cordoned off and security has been enhanced following the blasts. Vehicles are being checked as part of a search operation.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra began its Jammu and Kashmir-leg on Friday and is set to conclude in Srinagar on January 30. Today is a rest day for those participating in the march and it will resume tomorrow towards Jammu.

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