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Blast in police van kills Pakistani militant, 5 cops injured


Srinagar: A Pakistani militant was killed and five policemen sustained injuries in a blast that took place inside a police vehicle which was escorting the undertrial in Sopore town of North Kashmir today.

The prisoner, Wahid Noor Khan, was being escorted to Central Jail Srinagar, police sources said. He died due to some explosion inside the police vehicle, they said.

Khan was arrested in connection with a militancy-related case of 2010 and was scheduled to appear before a Sessions court in Sopore.

The sources said that five policemen, who were accompanying the detenu, were injured in the blast and admitted to SKIMS hospital here.

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