Published On: Tue, Jun 18th, 2019

Two soldiers injured in Pulwama IED blast succumb to injuries

Srinagar: Two of the nine soldiers injured in Monday’s IED blast in Pulwama, succumbed to their injuries on Tuesday morning.

Terrorists attacked their patrol vehicle in Pulwama district in which nine Army personnel and two civilians were injured

It may be recalled that on Monday, terrorists attacked their patrol vehicle in Pulwama district in which nine Army personnel and two civilians were injured.

The multi-vehicle patrol of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was moving on Arihal-Pulwama road when the IED was detonated by the terrorists, injuring the personnel travelling in a bullet-and-mine-proof Casper vehicle.

Immediately after the IED attack, the Army personnel swung into action and fired in the air to dominate the situation and ward off any surprise attack by the terrorists.

The injured were admitted to a hospital. Srinagar-based defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia had said it was a “failed attempt” to attack the patrol. “A failed attempt was made to attack a mobile vehicle patrol of 44 RR with a vehicle-based IED while the Army patrol was moving in the general area Arihal in district Pulwama today evening,” he said in a statement here. He added the damage was minimised due to the alertness of the patrol team.

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