Two policeman and a woman were among four persons who died in a major car blast in Srinagar on Saturday. The car parked near the Central Jail, Srinagar, exploded when a police bus passed by it after dropping detenues at the jail.
The car was going to the district police lines Pulwama, 35-km from Srinagar.
IGP Kashmir Farooq Ahmad said: “Two police personnel and a woman passing by died in the blast. Ten people were injured, two of them seriously. They have been shifted to the hospital. Lashkar-e-Tayyeba mastermind Rehman is behind the blast.”
According to reports Jamat-ul-Mujahideen (JUM) had claimed responisibilty for the attack. The terrorist group formed in 1990, is a breakaway faction of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.
According to intelligence reports, there was a strong possibility of fidayeen attack or car blasts after the return of LeT north Kashmir incharge Salahudin alias Billal alias Hyder from PoK last month.
Massive search operations have been launched in the city.