March 2005 News

14 Injured In Kashmir Blast

14 March 2005

Jammu: At least 14 people were injured, six of them seriously, when a separatist guerrilla lobbed a grenade in the market of a frontier town in Jammu and Kashmir Monday. Reports reaching here said a terrorist lobbed a grenade in the main market of the Poonch town, 240 km north of winter capital Jammu, at 8.20 p.m., injuring pedestrians and shopkeepers. The guerrilla escaped in the chaos that followed the blast that was heard across the town of 20,000 people. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Grenade attacks are quite common in Poonch, which is located just 10 km from the Line of Control (LoC). It is also close to one of the main routes used by terrorists to sneak across the LoC.


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