Six hurt in J&K grenade attack
Separatist guerrillas lobbed a hand grenade at a police vehicle in Narbal market on the Srinagar-Gulmarg road.india Updated: Jul 25, 2006 16:01 IST
Six people were injured in a powerful grenade explosion on the outskirts of the Jammu and Kashmir summer capital of Srinagar on Tuesday afternoon.
Separatist guerrillas lobbed a hand grenade at a police vehicle in Narbal market on the Srinagar-Gulmarg road on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
"After hitting the police gypsy, the grenade fell and exploded on the road, injuring six civilians. The condition of one injured person is serious," a senior police official told in Srinagar.
The injured have been taken to SMHS hospital in Srinagar for treatment.
The explosion led to disruption of traffic on the road to the north Kashmir popular tourist resort of Gulmarg.
Security forces immediately reached the spot and the entire market place was searched.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion.
Seven tourists from West Bengal were killed and 40 others wounded in a string of grenade explosions that rocked Srinagar on July 11.