JK News Today

Jammu, Mar 29 : Panic gripped the entire border village on Wednesday evening after a loud blast-like sound rocked Hiranagar sector of Kathua along International Border.

Police sources told that a loud sound of an explosion was reported from border villages Sanyal or Chanyal falling under jurisdiction of Border Police Post Sanyal.

The sound was heard several kilometers in the nearby villages on the international border.

Meanwhile, the security forces have launched a massive search operation while senior officers have also rushed to the village after the incident.

Additional Director General of Police, Mukesh Singh, who looks after Jammu zone, said that senior officers are rushing to the spot.

“Reportedly a blast has been heard near BPP Sanyal on IB in the jurisdiction of police station Hiranagar,” the ADGP said.

He added that concerned Senior Superintendent of Police is proceeding to the spot.

After hearing the sound, the residents came out of their houses. A senior police officer of Hiranagar police said that the blast was surely heard but no report of any loss or damage has been received so far.