Jammu: One person was killed and several others were left injured in a grenade attack at a bus stand in Jammu on Thursday. According to Zee News inputs, the explosion happened inside a bus. The whole area has been cordoned off.
The toll of the injured was earlier reported to be 18 by the IGP Jammu MK Sinha, who said, “It was a grenade explosion, it has caused injuries to approximately 18 people, all shifted to hospital.”
Some reports suggest that out of the 28 injured, two or three have sustained serious injuries and are in a critical condition.
Addressing the media, MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre said that the security forces have been given complete liberty to take necessary steps in the investigation. He said, “Local investigation has been initiated into the incident. The government has already given complete liberty to the forces to take all necessary steps.”
Watch video from outside a hospital where the injured have been rushed to:
Jammu and Kashmir has been on the edge since the February 14 terror attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district- where a CRPF bus was attacked by a suicide bomber, killing all 40 personnel onboard.
This is the third grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu bus stand since May last year, viewed by security agencies as an attempt to disturb communal harmony and peace in the city.