Srinagar, September 16: At least nine people were injured in a blast in a residential house in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, with officials saying the exact nature of the explosion was not immediately clear.

The explosion took place in the house of Ghulam Ahmad Wani at Taratpora in Handwara area of the district around 8.45 pm, the officials said. They said nine people, believed to be the family members of the house-owner, sustained injuries. Kupwara Blast: 1 Girl Killed, 5 Other Family Members Injured After Explosion Rocks Their House in Handwara’s Taratpora.

The injured have been rushed to a hospital as police started investigations into the nature of the blast, the officials said. They said police suspect the explosion was due to an LPG cylinder blast, but the exact cause will be known in due course.

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