August 2001 News

Twenty injured in Kashmir explosion

23 August 2001
The Times of India

Srinagar: Twenty people, including 12 security personnel, were injured on Thursday in a grenade explosion set off by a suspected militant in Kashmir, police said.The explosion took place in Shopian, 50 km from Srinagar, when security personnel were busy frisking residents for arms and ammunition.A police spokesman said security forces had stopped a passenger bus for a routine search of the vehicle and its passengers.''A militant who came down from the bus exploded a grenade injuring eight passengers and some security personnel,'' a police spokesman added.However, hospital sources later confirmed that in all a dozen security personnel were admitted with injuries.The militant reportedly managed to escape from the scene after exploding the hand grenade.Security force reinforcements sealed the area and started house-to-house searches to arrest the culprit of the attack, police said.


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