Ten injured in grenade attack outside Deputy Commissioner's office in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag

A police official said the grenade missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside in Anantnag, causing splinter injuries to eight pedestrians, a police officer and a local journalist

Press Trust of India October 05, 2019 12:39:33 IST
Ten injured in grenade attack outside Deputy Commissioner's office in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag
  • At least 10 people were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists outside Deputy Commissioner's office in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Saturday, a police official said

  • The terrorists hurled a grenade on a security patrol outside the heavily guarded complex in Anantnag town, 55 kilometre from Srinagar

  • He said the grenade missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside, causing splinter injuries to eight pedestrians

Srinagar: At least 10 people were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists outside Deputy Commissioner's office in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Saturday, a police official said.

The terrorists hurled a grenade on a security patrol outside the heavily guarded complex in Anantnag town, 55 kilometres from Srinagar, around 11 am, the official said.

He said the grenade missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside, causing splinter injuries to eight pedestrians, a policeman and a local journalist. The injured were admitted to a hospital.

The attack sparked panic among people in the town. The area has been cordoned off by security forces and a hunt has been launched to nab the terrorists behind the attack, the official said.
No outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

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