Kashmir blast kills woman
SRINAGAR: A woman was killed and 10 other civilians injured in a blast on Friday in Indian Kashmir, where a government official was arrested over an attack last month that killed five, police said.
An explosive went off when an army convoy passed a rice mill in Singhpora village, near Patan, a town 30 kilometres north of Srinagar, a police officer said. A young woman, Shahzada Bano, was killed and 10 other civilians injured, including three who were in serious condition and taken to a Srinagar hospital, a police spokesman said. The army convoy was not damaged in the blast, which shattered windows of dozens of homes and shops, the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, police said an engineer employed with the state government was arrested and would be prosecuted for allegedly aiding rebels involved in a November attack that left five people dead. Nissar Ahmed is accused of sheltering two militants who later attacked a federal police camp near the Indian army’s main base in Srinagar, a police officer said. —Reuters