Published: Sat, March 09, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Jammu blast: Anantnag resident succumbs, death toll rises to two

Jammu blast: Anantnag resident succumbs, death toll rises to two

Indian police have arrested an alleged member of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group after a grenade attack killed at least two people and injured more than 30 others.

MK Sinha, Inspector General Police, Jammu, said that the suspect was tasked by militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen to carry out the bomb attack in Jammu, which was the third such incident since May a year ago.

"Teams were constituted to work on leads, CCTV camera footage examined, based on oral testimony of witnesses we were able to identify a suspect".

Jammu is the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state. Many people were injured but there were three to four persons, who were critically injured. We are collecting evidence and an investigation is underway.

However, it is unclear if there were people inside the bus.

Indian security forces inspect the remains of a vehicle following an attack on a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force in Kashmir on 14 February 2019.

The minor from Kulgam in south Kashmir was arrested at a police checkpoint in Nagrota, 20 km from Jammu, while he was trying to return home after carrying out the attack. "The bus was about to leave to Pathankot city in Punjab". "The locals took the injured to the hospital in an ambulance".

The blast took place at SRTC bus stand in Jammu around noon.

"So far 28 persons were brought with splinter injuries".

According to reports, the grenade was kept under a bus. "Obviously the intention is always to disturb the communal harmony and peace", he said, requesting people to maintain calm.

At a press conference where the terrorist was produced, Inspector General Manish Sinha said that the police started scanning CCTVs after the blast. No one was injured in that attack.

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