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Scrap dealer injured in blast in Pulwama

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Police say he was making explosive device for militants

Srinagar: A scrap dealer, suspected to be assembling an explosive device for militants, was injured in a blast in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Javed Ahmad Dar, a resident of Zasow area of the south Kashmir district, suffered injuries after the device went off, a police official said.

He said Dar was rushed to the District Hospital, from where he was referred to SMHS Hospital here for specialised treatment.

A police spokesman said a case has been registered and investigations set into motion.

"Incriminating materials have been recovered from the site of the blast which suggest that the injured person along with militants was involved in making an explosive device that went off," police spokesman said.

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