Two army personnel who were injured in an improvised explosive device attack on a mobile vehicle patrol of 44 Rashtriya Rifles in Arihal, Pulwama , have succumbed to their injuries. As many as 9 jawans according to various media reports were said to be injured .
Nine Indian Army personnel and two civilians were injured when terrorists triggered an IED fitted in a vehicle near an army patrol in the militancy-hit Pulwama district of south Kashmir Monday, officials said.
They said the multi-vehicle patrol of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was moving on Arihal-Pulwama road when the IED was detonated by the terrorists, injuring the personnel travelling in a bullet-and-mine-proof Casper vehicle.
The Army cordoned off the area and fired in air to maintain area domination, an official said, adding reinforcements have been rushed.
The site of the blast is 27km from the area where a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a suicide bomber on February 14 in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.