Srinagar: One killed, 15 injured as militants hurl grenade at Jahangir Chowk

According to SSP Srinagar, some miscreant tried to throw a grenade on the deployment but reportedly it exploded close to him. The miscreant himself was injured also injured in the attack.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2017 7:55 pm
grenade blast, srinagar, srinagar grenade attack, jahagir chowk, jahagir grenade attack, jammu and kashmir, india news Grenade explosion in Jehangir Chowk Srinagar, on Thursday. (Source: Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

One person was killed while 15 others, including three policemen were seriously injured in a grenade attack by militants at Jahangir Chowk in Srinagar on Thursday. According to SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Parray, some miscreant tried to throw a grenade on the deployment but reportedly it exploded close to him.

The miscreant himself was injured in the attack which took place around 5.40 pm today. “According to eyewitnesses, the person who hurled the grenade was also among the injured. We are trying to verify this,” news agency PTI quoted Parray as saying.

The deceased, identified as Maqsood Shah, was a resident of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir.

grenade blast, srinagar, srinagar grenade attack, jahagir chowk, jahagir grenade attack, jammu and kashmir Grenade explosion in Jehangir Chowk Srinagar, on Thursday. (Source: Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

Earlier on Wednesday, suspected militants lobbed a grenade on Police station Shopian which didn’t explode. An FIR has been lodged in this regard and investigation is underway.

More details awaited

 

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