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Twin Explosions Injure Nine in Jammu, District on Alert

The blasts took place within 20 minutes of each other in two vehicles at the Narwal area's Transport Nagar.

New Delhi: Nine people were injured in two blasts in Jammu district of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, January 21, following which the district was put under a security alert.

The blasts took place within 20 minutes, in two vehicles, at Transport Nagar of Narwal, Greater Kashmir reports.

The ADGP of Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh, was quoted as having said that at around 11 am, the first explosion took place in a parked Bolero vehicle. Five people who were standing nearby were injured in the blast.

The five are undergoing treatment and are out of danger.

“Following the first explosion, the area was being vacated. While the process was still on, a second explosion took place 50 meters away from the first explosion site in which one person suffered a minor injury,” ADGP Singh said, according to Greater Kashmir.

Teams of the State Investigation Agency and National Investigation Agency have visited the sites as part of their probe.

There have been no detentions yet. Vehicles are being checked and Jammu is on high alert, according to the report.

Jammu has been witnessing multiple violent incidents, some especially targeting the minority population.

Two children were killed and four people were injured in an explosion at the Dangri village in Jammu’s Rajouri district earlier this month. This took place a day after four civilians were killed and five others were injured in “indiscriminate firing” by militants on three houses in the area.

Protests were held and strikes were called in Rajouri over the administration’s alleged inability to ensure security.