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1 Killed, 20 Injured After Grenade Attack In Srinagar Market

Security forces have cordoned off the area.


A man was killed and 20 others injured after terrorists threw a grenade in the middle of a busy marketplace in Srinagar on Sunday.

“At about 4:20 pm, terrorists hurled a grenade upon police and security forces deployment at Hari Singh High Street,” a police official said.

There was a huge weekend crowd in the market when the terrorists struck.

A 71-year-old man from downtown Srinagar was killed on the spot.

The injured were rushed to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital.

The condition of some of the injured is said to be serious.

“There was a lot of rush when terrorists lobbed the grenade. A 71-year-old man is killed and the condition of one young woman is critical,” said senior police officer Rakesh Balwal.

Those injured included a policeman.

Security forces including senior officers rushed to the spot and have cordoned off the area.

A search for the attackers has been launched.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

Political parties have strongly condemned the attack.

“I condemn this deplorable attack in the strongest possible terms. May the deceased find place in Jannat & may the injured make a complete and speedy recovery,” former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted.

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