July 2006 News

Eight killed, 42 wounded in Kashmir serial blasts

11 July 2006
Indo-Asian News Service

Srinagar: Eight persons, including six Amarnath-bound Bengali pilgrims, were killed and 40 wounded in serial bombings in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday.A senior police officer said two more critically injured Bengali pilgrims succumbed to their injuries in the hospital here late this afternoon, taking the death toll in the tourist bus attack at Dalgate to six.Eleven persons, including six pilgrims who were wounded in the powerful explosion at Dalgate, are undergoing treatment at various hospitals here.The officer also said two persons, including a Bihari labour, were killed and six others wounded in a powerful grenade explosion at the city centre Lal Chowk this afternoon.The injured locals were taken to SMHS hospital for treatment.Police has now confirmed two US nationals were among six persons injured in the blast at Abiguzar near the city centre. They said Hana Jan (4) and Sabia Jan (37), the two US citizens of Indian origin who were visiting their relatives in Srinagar, were undergoing treatment at the SMHS hospital.There were chaotic scenes at the hospital as relatives of those injured in the blasts thronged the hospital. The hospital security staff had a difficult time controlling the wailing relatives.Police also confirmed that 15 persons, including a tourist from Kolkata, were injured in the explosion near the Tourist Reception centre (TRC).


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