A 32-years-old man was injured in a grenade attack in Jammu bus stand on Thursday, has died during his medical aid early today morning, raises the number of dead to two.
Mohammad Riyaz, who is a resident of Mattan village, located in Anantnag district, died during his treatment at the Government Medical College hospital.
A teenager has also died, who was from Uttarakhand, and around 30 others were injured at the grenade positioned at a bus stand in Jammu on yesterday’s afternoon.
Within hours of the attack, Jammu police have detained the convict, who is a student of class 9. Police report that the convict was indoctrinated by the Hizbul Mujahideen and tasked to carry out the grenade attack.
Inspector General of Jammu Police, MK Sinha said that the convict, Yasir Javed Bhat is a resident of Khanpora-Dassein village in Kulgam. He continued that the convict was tasked by Hizbul Mujahideen’s Kulgam district commander Farooq Ahmad Bhat to carry out the strike.
After he left Kulgam last night, on Thursday morning, Yasir had reached Jammu with the grenade. He was detained from Nagrota in the outskirts of the city, reports source.
This is recorded the third grenade attack in Jammu by terrorists since May 2018, comes within three weeks after the deadly terror attack in Pulwama district on Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, in which 40 CRPF jawans have lost their lives, brought India-Pakistan on brink of war.