Army tightens security in Udhampur
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 18:10
Nagrota: Security has been beefed up in Udhampur in the wake of a car-bomb blast that left one dead 10 others injured, an Army commander said on Thursday.

"We are worried (over the blast near Northern Command Headquarter in Udhampur)...We have taken precautions. Security has been beefed up in this regard," Northern Command GOC-in-C Lt Gen K T Parnaik told reporters here.

"It (the explosion) is something which has not happened in Udhampur and areas in south of Pirpanchal ranges for long time," he said on the sidelines of a disaster management conference at Whitenight Corps headquarters here.

Army has beefed up security in Northern Command headquarters and along the 4-km-long stretch of JK highway, which passes through the Command area in Udhampur, he said.

The blast took place in a car parked at Bermi bridge, 65 km from Udhampur, on the JK highway on May 2. Suspected militants triggered the explosion through a remote control when the car of Major General D S Pathania was passing through the bridge. Though the Army officer escaped unhurt, window panes of the car were damaged.

A milk vendor was killed and 10 others were injured in the explosion, the first car-bomb blast in Jammu region.


First Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 18:10

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