A former Special Police Officer of Jammu and Kashmir, Raj Kumar was injured when an explosive detonated in his car.
He sustained minor injuries in the incident which took place at the mini bus stand in Kishtwar around 7:30 am. Police said it could be an IED or a crude bomb.
They said investigations were underway to find the perpetrators of the act.
IED blast in Kashmir
Police investigating blast
Kishtwar deputy commissioner, Ghulam Nabi Balwan said, "We can't say as of now that the explosive was a timer device or remote operated but the victim escaped with minor injuries because it went off the moment he opened driver's door to get inside the car."
SPOs under attack?
In a similar incident a few days ago, LeT terrorists attacked Tanta police post in Doda district killing an SPO Mohammed Younis and injuring his colleague.
Police said they had arrested 5 LeT members responsible for the attack and solved the case.