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Militants trigger IED blast in Anantnag's Bijbehara area, no injuries reported

The explosion took place near a CRFP patrol manning the Pazalpora area.

Militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) on Tuesday on the national highway in Anantnag’s Bijbehara area.

An official said the IED was hidden in a dumper and was apparently triggered off by a remote-controlled device. The explosion took place near a CRFP patrol manning the Pazalpora area.

“There was a loud explosion. However, no injury was reported during the incident,” official said.

Preliminary reports suggest it was a ‘low intensity’ blast.

A team of police, Army and intelligence agencies have reached the spot for investigation, officials said.

“The area was also cordoned off,” they added.

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