One dead, 4 injured in J&K explosion

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Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) One person was killed and four were injured on Sunday in an explosion at a meadow in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, police said.

“Wajid Ahmad Ahangar belonging to Arizal village succumbed to critical injuries in a Srinagar hospital,” police said.

Five youths were injured in the explosion that took place in the Tosa Maidan meadow.

The area was previously used by the Army as a firing range.

It was claimed that before throwing the meadow open for visitors all unexploded devices were defused.

–IANS

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