NIA team visits Jammu grenade blast site

NIA team visits Jammu grenade blast site

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Jammu: Security personnel carry out investigation at the site, where a blast took place after a grenade attack by militants at the busy main bus terminus in Jammu and Kashmir, on March 7, 2019. Reportedly, 18 people were injured and five of them critical. (Photo: IANS)
Jammu: One of the 30 persons inured in Jammu bus stand grenade attack being wheeled into a Jammu hospital for treatment on March 7, 2019. One person was killed when a grenade was rolled under a packed parked bus in Jammu
Jammu: One of the 30 persons inured in Jammu bus stand grenade attack being wheeled into a Jammu hospital for treatment on March 7, 2019. One person was killed when a grenade was rolled under a packed parked bus in Jammu
Jammu, March 7 (IANS) A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Thursday reached Jammu's main bus stand where a grenade attack left one man dead and left 30 others injured.
Sources in the agency said the team rushed to the spot soon after getting information about the blast that occurred around 11.30 a.m. when a grenade rolled by an unidentified militant under a packed, parked bus exploded. The bus was headed to Uttarakhand.
The explosion also injured passengers in a nearby bus which was set to leave for Amritsar.
One of the badly-wounded civilians, identified as a 20-year-old man from Uttarakhand, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.
According to police, four others were critically injured.
Soon after the explosion, the area was cordoned off but the militant merged into the crowd and escaped.
Some witnesses said they initially thought the sound had been caused by a tyre-burst.
The incident was the third attack at the bus stand, commonly known as Jammu General Bus Stand, by militants in the last nine months.
--IANS
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