Minor girl killed, five other family members injured in mysterious blast in Handwara

Handwara: A minor girl died while five other members of the family were injured in a mysterious blast in the Taratpora Ramhall area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Official sources told GNS that a blast occurred in the house of Ghulam Mohammad Wani, killing his 17-year-old daughter Shabnum Bano on the spot while five other members of the family were injured who were shifted to hospital.

Some members of the family are reportedly dealing with scrap and the possibility of some explosive being brought along with the trash is being worked out.

A police officer told GNS that the nature of the blast is being investigated and “it seems there is no militancy-related” angle to it.” He said further investigations are underway.

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