One Dead 32 Injured in Grenade Attack in Jammu Bus Stand
A teenager was killed and 32 others were injured Thursday in a grenade attack by suspected terrorists in Jammu bus stand.
This is the third grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu bus stand since May last year to disturb communal harmony and peace in the city.
33 people were brought to the hospital of which Mohammad Sharik, 17, a resident of Haridwar in Uttarakhand was dead while talking treatment in hospital and other 4 are in critical condition.
The injured included 11 residents of Kashmir, two from Bihar and one each from Chattisgarh and Haryana.
According to the preliminary investigation, someone lobbed the grenade in the bus stand area, causing the explosion.
The scene of the blast along B C Road was sealed off by police. A parked bus of the state road transport corporation (SRTC) has damages in the blast.
"Whenever there is a heightened state of alert, we strengthen checking and frisking but there is always a possibility of someone slipping through and this one seems to be a case like that," the IGP said.
"Obviously the intention is always to disturb the communal harmony and peace," he said. We are hunting for the attacker and will surely find him, he added.