Youth trained recently by ADEPT in community based disaster preparedness, found their training handy to render assistance to the injured in the aftermath of these attacks. They rendered first aid and helped evacuate the injured to the hospitals. They distributed food and are offering counsel to the families of the injured.
28 civilians, including eight children, were hurt in a landmine explosion when a jeep carrying civilian passengers hit a buried landmine in the Lolab area" of northern Kupwara district near the ceasefire line dividing Kashmir with Pakistan. The mine was "most probably" planted by militants to target security force vehicles.
ADEPT's medical team, which is due to undertake a camp in the area later this week, has altered its schedule and moved in to offer assistance.
The violence came a day after state assembly by-elections were held in four constituencies of Kashmiramid opposition from separatist militants.
Quake torn Kashmiris in the grip of a 17-year-old insurgency that has left more than 44,000 people dead in the violence.