Explosion In Arnia Sector Claims 1 Life & Critically Injures 6

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Srinagar: An explosion occured in Arnia sector in Jammu near International border
where one person killed and six persons have been critically injured on Friday.

Reportedly, the blast occurred when an old shell suddenly exploded. The incident
occurred when labourers from Bihar were working in the field in Jabowal village.

According to an eyewitness, “We were in the field planting paddy saplings this
morning. We sat down to drink water when the shell suddenly exploded out of
nowhere.”

Further investigation into the incident is underway. Earlier in May this year,
Pakistan troops did heavy shelling along the international border in Arnia and
Ramgarh sectors injuring police personnel and civilians.

On Thursday, an encounter broke out between security forces and militants in
Handwara of Kupwara district.

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