One died and around 26 others injured in a grenade attack in Jammu, which reported exactly three weeks after the deadly terror attack in Pulwama district. All the injured people have been admitted to hospital and five of them are on critical situation, said doctors.
J&K police said that the grenade attack took place under a bus stand in Jammu. An officer reports that most of the injured people are bus drivers and conductors. However, it’s unclear if there were people inside the bus.
A senior Police officer Manish Kumar Sinha report sources that probably the grenade rolled under a parked bus ahead it blasted at 11:30 am.
Photos from the incident spot showed that security man barricading the area as locals rushed in. an eyewitness told sources, “I thought it was a tyre burst. It was a big blast. The locals took the injured to the hospital in an ambulance.”
This is the third grenade attack by terrorists took place in the bus stand area in the heart of the city, since May 2018. A police officer reported, “we are working on all the leads. We are collecting evidence and we will hunt them down.”
This attack came a week after IAF has carried out pre-dawn air strikes on the biggest terrorist training camps of JeM in Pakistan’s Balakot. JeM has claimed responsibility for the February 14’s terror attack, in which over 40 CRPF personnel has lost their lives.
With JeM claims that the suicide bomber in J&K Pulwama was a local terrorist, security personnel has been searching for other members of the outfit.