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One dead, four injured in grenade attack in J&K

india Updated: Aug 03, 2009 17:02 IST
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A labourer from Bihar was killed and four persons injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants on Srinagar-airport road, official sources said on Monday.

Mohammad Younis, a resident of Bihar, who was injured along with four others in a grenade attack by militants at Rambagh chowk in uptown city yesterday, succumbed to injuries at Soura Medical institute this afternoon, the sources said.

The grenade was hurled at a moving CRPF vehicle but it missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside causing splinter injuries to three non-Kashmiri labourers and two locals, the sources said.

Police immediately cordoned off the area and shifted the injured to SMHS hospital. Younis, who had received multiple injuries, was referred to Soura Medical Institute last night where he died, the sources said.

This was the second strike in as many days in the city by suspected militants. On Saturday, militants shot dead a policeman and injured two CRPF personnel in two separate firing incidents at Regal chowk and Batmaloo in the busy business centres of the city.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, which came at a time when security has been beefed up ahead of forthcoming Independence day.