Jammu blast: Death toll mounts to two as Anantnag man succumbs

Number of injured in Kashmir blast rises to 26

Number of injured in Kashmir blast rises to 26

A grenade blast at Jammu bus stand today left one person dead and around 30 people injured.

A grenade was placed under a bus, the police said. It shattered the windows of the bus and several other vehicles parked nearby, according to local media.

In May past year, three people had suffered injuries in the grenade attack at the bus stand. Police cordoned off the scene of the incident.

This is the third grenade attack in the bus stand area of the city since May a year ago.

The injured have been taken to the Government Medical College for treatment, reported an Indian news agency.

Sinha informed that the perpetrator, named Yasir Bhatt, was tasked to throw the grenade "by District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kulgam, Farooq Ahmed Bhatt alias Omar". Many people were injured but there were three to four persons, who were critically injured.

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Eighteen people suffered injuries in the explosion.

At a press conference where the terrorist was produced, Inspector General Manish Sinha said that the police started scanning CCTVs after the blast.

The police and witnesses said that a youth hurled the powerful grenade towards a stationary in J&K Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) bus at the bus terminus at around 11.45 pm. The police said the attack was aimed at creating communal polarisation in Jammu region.

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.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief at the loss of life and injuries in the terror attack. However, no one was arrested in connection with the blast so far, they said.

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