Grenade attack kills two civilians in Kashmir

  • Grenade attack kills two civilians in Kashmir
21-09-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Two civilians including a senior citizen and a woman were killed while 39 others including security personnel were reportedly injured on Thursday after suspected terrorists threw hand grenade towards motorcade of State Minister Naeem Akhter at bus stand of Tral town in Pulwama district of south Kashmir’s. Another critically injured civilian is being treated specially at hospital.

The deceased old man was identified to be retired teacher named Ghulam Nabi Trag and woman as Pinty Kour, both residents of Tral.

According to sources, as soon as Minister Naeem Akhter’s motorcade reached near Tral Bus Stand after inaugurating a bridge at Chandrigam area in Tral subdivision, unknown terrorists lobbed a hand grenade that exploded on the road in busy bus stand area. After the grenade was lobbed towards motorcade its splinters hit at least two vehicles injuring one of the drivers while two engineers sustained minor injuries.

At least six pellet injured civilians were shifted to Srinagar SMHS hospital for further treatment. No militant outfit has claimed responsibility of the attack as of now.

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