Jammu and Kashmir: Seven soldiers injured in IED explosion in Pulwama

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Seven soldiers were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said on Friday.

According to an official, militants triggered the IED planted under a bridge on Trichal-Lassipora road.

The explosion took place at around 9:45 pm on Thursday, when an armoured Army vehicle was passing through the area.

“The IED explosion was followed by firing by the militants. Army retaliated and a brief firing exchange took place,” officer said.

Of the seven soldiers, three with serious injuries were airlifted to an Army hospital and four others were taken to military health facility in Srinagar.

The security forces cordoned off the entire area and launched searches to nab the attackers.