Uttrakhand resident injured in Jammu blast succumbs

Srinagar: One of the civilians injured in Jammu blast Thursday morning has succumbed to injuries, reports said.

The slain has been identified as Shariq, son of Intisar, a resident of Haridwar in Uttrakhand. He was 20.

At least 26 people were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants at the crowded general bus stand in the heart of the city, a senior police officer said.

This is the third grenade attack in the bus stand area of the city since May last year.

The scene of the blast along the B C Road was sealed off by police and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the grenade thrower, Inspector General of Police, Jammu, M K Sinha said.

Sinha, who immediately rushed to the scene to take stock of the situation, said preliminary investigation suggests that someone lobbed the grenade, causing injuries to 18 people who were evacuated to the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital.

Windscreens of a parked state road transport corporation (SRTC) bus were damaged in the blast, a police official said, adding condition of one of the injured was stated to be “critical”.

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