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Two porters injured in ‘accidental’ explosion in Kashmir’s Anantnag

Jammu and Kashmir police said the accidental explosion took place in Kundroo in Anantnag.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2018 17:45 IST
Ashiq Hussain
Ashiq Hussain
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Kundroo,Ordnance depot,Anantnag
Army personnel move towards the house where militants were hiding during an encounter in Kokarnag in Anantnag district of South Kashmir.(PTI Photo/Representative image)

At least two porters were injured on Tuesday in an explosion in Anantnag district’s Kundroo, which houses one of the biggest ordnance depots of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir.

Police said that the explosion was accidental and have not identified the exact spot of the incident.

“Accidental explosion in Kundroo, Anantnag. Two injured porters being treated,” Jammu and Kashmir police said in a tweet.

The police said that the information was preliminary as “more details are being collected”.

Station house officer of the area Javaid Ahmad said they were verifying the incident.

“Nothing is clear yet,” he added.

Porters mostly work with the army in the region.

The Kundroo ammunition depot of the army witnessed a huge fire that killed at least 18 labourers and destroyed a large amount of ammunition in 2007.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 16:25 IST