Two boys killed in IED explosions in Srinagar

Two boys were killed and another injured in separate incidents on Friday in Kupwara and Rajouri districts.

india Updated: Oct 20, 2006 12:45 IST

when Improvised Explosive Devices exploded, officials said.

Two boys were seriously injured when an IED, hidden by terrorists near a stream at Darpora in Lalpora area of Kupwara district, exploded close to them early on Friday morning, sources said.

While eight-year-old Bilal Ahmad was declared brought dead at Kupwara district hospital, 15-year-old Showkat Ahmad was referred to SKIMS hospital in Srinagar in a critical condition, they said.

In another incident, a boy, identified as Arif, picked up a tin glass fitted IED in Lati kotranka area in Rajouri on Thursday night, they said.

The IED exploded and the boy was killed on the spot.

First Published: Oct 20, 2006 12:45 IST