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Militant trigger IED blast, fire upon army vehicle in Shopian village

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Srinagar: Militants on Saturday night triggered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast and fired at an army vehicle in Heff area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Militants tried to blow off up a vehicle of army near Heff village by detonating an IED, reported news agency GNS. The blast was also followed by firing, it said.

Quoting a police official, it said the militants triggered an IED when an armoured vehicle (Casper) of 44 RR was passing through the area.

“Soon after the blast, militants also fired upon the vehicle,” the official said, adding that there was no immediate report of any loss of life or injuries.

Soon after the attack, the army along with the additional reinforcements cordoned off the area and launched searches to nab the attackers.