Grenade attack injures twenty in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore, say police; second such assault in three days

Six civilians were injured on Monday when terrorists lobbed a grenade at a bus stand in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town, police said.

FP Staff October 28, 2019 17:55:29 IST
Grenade attack injures twenty in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore, say police; second such assault in three days
  • Six civilians were injured on Monday when terrorists lobbed a grenade at a bus stand in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town, police said

  • Of the six, one person is seriously injured and has been referred to a hospital in Srinagar. The others are undergoing treatment at a local hospital, officials said

  • Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched an operation to nab the attackers. No arrests have been made so far, police said

Srinagar: Twenty civilians were injured on Monday when terrorists lobbed a grenade at a bus stand in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town, police said.

Of the twenty, six are seriously injured and have been referred to a hospital in Srinagar. The others are undergoing treatment at a local hospital, officials said.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched an operation to nab the attackers. No arrests have been made so far, police said.

The attack comes ahead of a visit to Kashmir of a delegation of Members of the European Union Parliament.

Militants had previously hurled a grenade at a CRPF team, injuring six personnel, in the Karan Nagar area of Srinagar on Saturday. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team was manning a checkpoint when the grenade attack took place. Six personnel were injured, they said.

The grenade exploded with a bang causing panic in the area, they said. The security forces fired some shots in the air in retaliation, officials said.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date:

also read

EU climate chief pledges measures to ensure equal burden-sharing in transition to green energy
World

EU climate chief pledges measures to ensure equal burden-sharing in transition to green energy

Frans Timmermans made the comment at the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a debate on proposed legislation aimed at helping the bloc cut emissions at least by 55 percent by 2030

End of 'Merkron': EU's power couple of Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel prepare to bow out
World

End of 'Merkron': EU's power couple of Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel prepare to bow out

Merkel is to relinquish power after German elections on 26 September, bringing an end to her 16 years in office that has seen her work with four different French leaders

European Union to impose universal smartphone charger to cut back on electronic waste
News & Analysis

European Union to impose universal smartphone charger to cut back on electronic waste

Apple insists legislation to force a universal charger for all mobiles in the European Union is unwarranted.