One killed, 30 injured in Jammu grenade attack

One killed, 30 injured in Jammu grenade attack

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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) One person was killed and 30 others were injured on Thursday when a grenade rolled under a packed parked bus in Jammu's main bus stand by a militant exploded with a thunderous explosion, police said.
The incident occurred around 11.30 a.m. when the General Bus Stand, as it is known, was teeming with people.
Inspector General of Police Manish Kumar Sinha said the grenade rolled under the parked bus that was headed to Uttarakhand.
The explosion also injured passengers in a nearby parked bus which was set to leave for Amritsar in Punjab.
One of the badly wounded civilians succumbed to his injuries in a hospital, Sinha said. He has been identified as a 20-year-old man from Uttarakhand.
"Four others have suffered critical injuries," a police officer said.
The area was cordoned off after the explosion but the militant merged into the crowd and escaped.
Some witnesses said they initially thought the sound had been caused by a tyre burst.
"At first, we thought it was a tyre burst. But when we approached the site, we saw people lying injured and in critical condition," said Sunil Kumar, 26.
Thursday's is the third such attack at the Jammu General Bus Stand by militants in the last nine months.
--IANS
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