September 2005 News

20 Hurt As Militants Lob Grenade Near J&K Assembly

29 September 2005

Srinagar: At least 20 people, including four securitymen and two children, were injured as militants triggered a powerful grenade explosion in the high security Jehangir Chowk near Jammu and Kashmir Assembly complex here this evening. Official sources said the grenade exploded outside the main gate of Kashmir Haat around 7 pm when there was a heavy rush of people at the exhibition crossing as the only flyover in the city was kept out of bounds for civilians in view of extended Assembly session. The sources said the injured securitymen and the children were evacuated to a hospital were 17 others with splinter injuries were being treated. The blast caused panic as people ran helter skelter after hearing the big bang, the sources said. They said the whole area was cordoned off by security forces and a hunt was launched to nab the ultras. Police and paramilitary personnel were deployed in strength in the area in view of the extended Assembly session. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.


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