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Grenade blast in Srinagar injures 13 people

Thirteen persons, two of them CRPF men were injured in a grenade blast at Srinagar on Wednesday. Rashid Ahmad reports.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2006 17:13 IST

Thirteen persons, two of them CRPF men were injured in a grenade blast at Batamaloo in capital Srinagar on Wednesday.

Police said that unkown militants tossed a hand grenade on a picket of the CRPF near General Bus Stand in the locality at 2.40pm when a large number of commuters, shopkeepers and customers were around. The grenade however missed the target and exploded on road, causing injuries mostly to the civilains.

Police said that 11 civilians and two CRPF men suffered splinter injuries.

The incident caused panic in the area with people running for cover. The situation,however, was turned normal after sometime.

Email Rashid Ahmad: rashidahmad1@rediffmail.com