Srinagar: One civilian was killed in a grenade attack that occurred at a busy market in Srinagar’s Amira Kadal Bridge on Sunday, while 24 others, including a policeman, were injured. Sources told that the attack was made on a police party. “At about 4:20 pm, terrorists hurled a grenade upon police and security forces deployment at Hari Singh High Street,” a police official said.
Jammu and Kashmir: Several injured including police personnel in a grenade attack at Amira Kadal market, Srinagar. All the injured have been shifted to hospital: Police pic.twitter.com/mfhDhlKD2v
— ANI (@ANI) March 6, 2022
He said a policeman and some civilians sustained splinter injuries in the explosion. The injured were rushed to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital. The area has been cordoned off and a hunt launched to nab the culprits, the official added.
The grenade explosion happened at the Sunday market when there was a mad rush of the crowd.
Srinagar Police said that among the 24 injured, there’s a policeman and a girl, whose condition is critical.
One grenade attack took place in busy market near Amira kadal bridge. In this terror act, one old man from nowhatta has succumbed to injuries while one girl is critical. In this attack, 24 other persons incl 23 civilians & 1 cop have received splinter injuries & are out of danger
— Srinagar Police (@SrinagarPolice) March 6, 2022
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.
“Condemn this dastardly attack. People of J&K have been paying with their lives & sadly neither India nor Pakistan are doing anything to end the conflict & stop this bloodshed. My prayers are with the bereaved families & loved ones,” former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.
“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.
Peoples Conference, J&K Apni Party and the BJP have also strongly condemned the terrorist attack.