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Number of injured in Kashmir blast rises to 26

09 March, 2019, 05:08 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Grenade attack in Jammu injures 18 in restive Kashmir region

The police have also detained 12 people.

Meanwhile, the police on Friday evening reported that the funeral of Muhammad Riyaz from Anantnag's Mattan, who was the second "civilian" to die in the blast, witnessed gunshots fired by unknown gunmen at the Akurah graveyard. It shattered the windows of the bus and several other vehicles parked nearby, according to local media.

Sources said the police received intelligence inputs on Wednesday about a possible attack at some security installation or a crowded place by the minor in Jammu, after which all police formations were alerted. "I had come to drop my wife who was going to board a bus to Punjab", one of the injured, Kuldeep Singh of the Pragwal area of the city, said.

The injured are being shifted to the Jammu's Government Medical College.

Yasir Javed Bhat, a resident of Khanpora-Dassein village in Kulgam, was tasked by HM district commander, Kulgam, Farooq Ahmad Bhat alias "Umar" to carry out the attack, Sinha had told reporters here Thursday evening.

Eighteen people suffered injuries in the explosion.

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Riyaz was injured in the blast at the General bus stand, succumbed at a hospital early Friday around 1:15 am, reports said.

Sinha said the police were questioning the suspect in the Jammu attack.

"Obviously the intention is always to disturb the communal harmony and peace".

CCTV clips were flashed to all police stations of Jammu and the terrorist was arrested at the Ban toll post in Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. No one was injured in this attack.

In a swift action, the police arrested the Jammu blast accused within four hours.

After Thursday's attack, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah tweeted, "Tragic".

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