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Mysterious blast in Kathua triggers anti-insurgency operation

A mysterious explosion in a village in Kathua district forced the government forces to launch a massive search operation on Wednesday. 

Multiple reports said that an explosion  near a temple in Jandi village of the  district was heard late in the evening.

The local police along with the military rushed to the village and cordoned off a vast area in Hiranagar before launching a search operation. After which police and other security forces rushed to the spot. Senior officials from the police also rushed to the spot, according to the reports.

 An news agency quoted a police officials saying that the “nature of the explosion is mysterious as of now.” “We are ascertaining the nature of the explosion as some reports suggest it was a grenade blast,” the unnamed police official told the news wire. 

Inspector General of Police in Jammu, Mukesh Singh while confirming the incident said that a mysterious explosion took place near the religious place and searches are going on.

“Exact nature of explosion can be known once investigations are completed,” he said. 

Pertinently, days ago police had claimed to bust two insurgent modules in Jammu division, who were planning attacks in the region.

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