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Man injured in Kulgam blast succumbs, death toll 2

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Srinagar, Jun 29: A man who was injured critically in a mysterious blast at a scrap shop in Chidder Ban area of Khudwani in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on June 27 died Saturday, taking the death toll to two.

Mohammad Abass Bhat, son of Abdul Rashid Bhat of Chidder Khudwani, succumbed to injuries at SKIMS Soura this afternoon, news agency GNS quoted a police officer as having said.

On June 27, a scrap dealer Nazir Ahmad died on the spot while as two others Mohammad Abass Bhat and Yawar Ahmad were injured seriously in the blast. Both the injured were shifted to PHC Qaimoh from where they were referred to SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan had ordered a probe into the incident.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Kulgam has been asked to conduct an inquiry into the incident and come up with a report within seven days.

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