Jammu: One dead, 33 injured in grenade blast at bus station

Arturo Kim
March 9, 2019

The student, who hailed rom South Kashmir's Kulgam district, arrived in Jammu on the morning of Thursday and hurled the grenade at as bus, killing 2 persons and injuring almost 30. The police have also detained 12 people.

The deceased has been identified as 32-year-old Mohd Riyaz, a resident of Mattan area of Anantnag.

Earlier on May 24, three policemen and a civilian were injured in a similar grenade attack on the under-construction bus stand along the BC Road.

The incident occurred around 11.30am when the General Bus Stand, as it is known, was teeming with people.

The Indian forces have cordoned off the entire area and launched search operation.

The injured were shifted to a government hospital.

The police added that the attacker was instructed by the Hizbul Mujahideen divisional commander Farooq Ahmad Bhat to carry out the explosion.

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Police said Yasir Bhat left the Valley on Wednesday and reached Jammu on Thursday morning with the grenade. "Five of the injured have sustained critical injuries", Sinha said.

As per latest reports, one injured person has succumbed to injuries. Help Jammu police in keeping your city safe.

Jammu police chief MK Sinha said: "I request everybody to maintain calm".

"The attack was clearly meant to disturb the state's internal peace".

CCTV clips were flashed to all police stations of Jammu and the terrorist was arrested at the Ban toll post in Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. No one was injured in that attack.

Authorities imposed a curfew for several days in Jammu in the wake of the 14 February attack after Hindu mobs attacked and set fire to properties belonging to Kashmiri Muslims.

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