28 injured as grenade explodes at Jammu bus stand

Police have cordoned off the area. Tribune file

At least 28 people were injured on Thursday 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 by militants in the bus stand area of the city since May last year.The scene of the blast along the BC Road was sealed off by police and a massive hunt had been launched to nab the grenade thrower, Inspector General of Police, Jammu, MK Sinha, said.

Sinha, who rushed to the scene to take stock of the situation, said preliminary investigation suggested that someone lobbed the grenade, causing injuries to 28 people who were evacuated to the Government Medical College and Hospital.Windscreens of a parked State Road Transport Corporation bus were damaged, a police official said, adding that the condition of the three injured was said to be “critical”. With PTI 


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