J&K: Car blast on Jammu-Srinagar highway near Banihal

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  • The impact happened when a CRPF guard was going by on the Jammu-Srinagar national roadway
  • CRPF sources said that at first sight the vehicle impact is by all accounts a chamber blast

JAMMU: A CRPF vehicle endured slight harm when a private vehicle detonated after one of its gas barrels burst into flames on the Jammu-Srinagar national parkway on Saturday, police said. 

There were no losses in the occurrence that happened close to the Jawahar Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban area around 10.30 am. 

The occurrence activated recollections of the February 14 vehicle-borne suicide assault on a Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF) escort in Pulwama that killed 40 work force. 

As per a fundamental examination, the impact close Tethar town, seven km from Banihal town in Jammu area, happened after one of the two gas chambers in the Hyundai Santro show burst into flames. 

Banihal sub-divisional cop Sajad Sarwar said the vehicle, which was headed to Jammu from Srinagar was totally gutted in the flame. 

A CRPF vehicle, which was going through the expressway at the season of the episode, endured slight harms in the back side, however all the staff on board got away safe, Sarwar said. Around 10 vehicles were accounted for to be a piece of the guard. 

"Another gas chamber was discovered lying close to the vehicle however no touchy substance was discovered," the officer stated, yet did not discounted a fear edge.

"It has not been built up whether it was a (fear) assault or not. It has likewise not been built up why the vehicle burst into flames," Governor Satya Pal Malik told journalists in Jammu. "No unstable of sorts, yet nothing can be said (right now)." 

The officer said the police had begun an examination and legal specialists have additionally been gathered to support the examination. 

"Endeavors are likewise on to recognize the driver of the vehicle for addressing," he said. 

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