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11 injured in Srinagar explosion

Five persons, including two CRPF jawans, were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists on a security picket in the city.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 16:46 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Eleven people were injured in Srinagar on Wednesday when terrorists tossed a powerful grenade at a security bunker, just three hours after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh landed in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital.

The explosion, which penetrated the thick security blanket covering this city for the prime minister's visit, occurred when terrorists threw a hand grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bunker at Qamarwari in uptown Srinagar in the afternoon.

"Three CRPF soldiers and eight civilians were injured in the explosion. The injured were referred to SMHS hospital and the condition of one is serious," said a senior police officer.

He said security forces searched the area after the explosion but no one was arrested.

The explosion came three hours after the arrival of the prime minister, who is here to preside over the two-day Kashmir roundtable conference.

He is accompanied by Home Minister Shivraj Patil, National Security Adviser MK Narayanan, prime minister's principal secretary TKA Nair, Home Secretary VK Duggal, the Government's interlocutor on Kashmir NN Vohra and several senior central officials.

First Published: May 24, 2006 13:43 IST