Two Killed, Several Injured in Grenade Attack in Srinagar Market

The injured were rushed to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital.

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Two people were killed, and over 34 others, including policemen, were injured in a grenade attack at Amira Kadal market in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, on Sunday, 6 March, reported ANI.

According to a report by The Times of India, militants hurled grenades at police personnel in Kadal market and later fled the scene. The injured were rushed to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital.

71-year-old man Mohammad Aslam Makhdoomi from downtown Srinagar was killed on the spot.

Meanwhile, 18-year-old Rafiya Jan, daughter of Nazir Ahmed Tinda, who is a resident of Srinagar’s Hazratbal area succumbed to her injuries after being injured in the explosion, an official confirming the death said.

“Rafiya succumbed to her injuries at around 8 am," the official added.

Police officials quoted by TOI said that the incident took place at about 4:20 pm on Sunday evening. Grenade was hurled at the security forces deployed at Hari Singh High street.


Senior police officer Rakesh Balwal was quoted as saying, "There was a lot of rush when terrorists lobbed the grenade. A 71-year-old man is killed and the condition of one young woman is critical," NDTV reported.

Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off by security forces, as they launch a search for the attackers. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Condemning the incident, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a tweet, "Condemn this dastardly attack. People of J&K have been paying with their lives & sadly neither India nor Pakistan are doing anything to end the conflict & stop this bloodshed. My prayers are with the bereaved families & loved ones."

(With inputs from ANI and The Times of India.)

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