Two civilians were killed and nearly 30 injured, including policemen, when an unidentified person hurled a grenade on the cavalcade of a state minister in Tral of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The locals said the grenade was hurled at a cavalcade of Roads and Building Minister, Nayeem Akhthar who was there to inaugurate a project in town.
The injured were immediately rushed to the hospital. The victims have been identified as, Gh Nabi Parag, Iqbal Khan and Pinty Kour. Senior police officers rushed towards the spot after the attack took place.
Tral attack highlights:
3:00 pm: PWD minister Nayeem Akhtar told PTI: “I am profoundly shocked that they chose to target us when we were trying to speed up development of Tral constituency.”
2:50 pm: After the attack, the minister said, “I am unhurt myself but I am very sad because this claimed two lives…I feel very sad for them.”
1.35 pm: “The grenade was reportedly hurled at 11.45 am,” a police official said, as reported by ANI
1.30 pm: At least 6 civilians have been brought to a hospital in Srinagar out of which two civilians are critical
1.15 pm: Five civilians injured in grenade attack in Tral’s bus stand, brought to hospital in Srinagar
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1.00 pm: Roads and Building Minister, Nayeem Akthar, was in Tral at the time of the attack