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Blasts continue in J&K, 14 injured

A day after Srinagar blasts which killed 8, terrorists hurl a grenade on a vehicle in Gulmarg, injuring at least 14 tourists.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 20:23 IST
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At least 14 persons, including eight tourists, were injured when terrorists for the second straight day targeted visitors in Jammu and Kashmir.

The latest grenade attack on a tourist bus was carried out in the hill resort of Gulmarg, 60 kms from here in North Kashmir's Baramulla district around 4.30 pm, the sources said.

The grenade blast at old bus stand Gulmarg took place minutes before the state road transport corporation vehicle was scheduled to leave for Srinagar.

Five of the injured were identified as Kishan Bansi of Delhi, his wife Uma Bansi, Isher of West Bengal and her son B Dutta and Shakuntala Devi of Jammu. They were admitted to hospital with splinter injuries.

Nine other persons, mostly locals, who were hit by flying glasses of damaged vehicle and subsequent panic, were discharged after first aid.

Gulmarg has remained by and large peaceful ever since the eruption of terrorism and this was the first incident of its kind in the famous hill resort.

On Tuesday, terrorists carried out five grenade blasts targeting tourists at Dalgate, Regal Chowk, Abi Guzar, Lal Chowk and Tourist Reception Centre in the heart of Srinagar leaving seven Bengalis and two Biharis dead and nearly 40 others injured.