Srinagar, Sept 16: A 17-year-old girl died while five other members of her family were injured in a mysterious blast in Tarathpora Ramhall area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.
Quoting official sources, news agency GNS reported that the blast occurred in the house of Ghulam Mohammad Wani, killing his teenager daughter Shabnum Bano on the spot while five other members of the family were injured who were shifted to hospital.
The injured have been identified as Ghulam Mohammad Wani, 45, son of Abdul Razzaq Wani, Raja Begum, 38, wife of Ghulam Mohammed Wani, Razzaq's wife Janti Begum 70, Rifat, 17, daughter of Ghulam Mohammed Wani and Mukhti Begum, 34.
It is said that some members of the family are dealing with scrap and might have brought home the explosive with the trash.
A police officer told GNS that nature of the blast is being investigated adding “it seems there is no militancy-related angle to it.”