Four injured in J&K attack

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Srinagar
May 03, 2004 09:36 PM IST

The militants hurled a hand grenade on the residential quarter of PDP candidate from Baramulla in Srinagar.

At least four persons including a photo journalist were injured as militants hurled a hand grenade on the residential quarter of ruling PDP candidate from Baramulla parliamentary constituency Nizamuddin Bhat at press enclave in the heart of Srinagar on Monday, official sources said

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Bhat was not in the house when the device was hurled on the government quarter which also houses the offices of several newspapers, they said.

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The sources said the grenade was lobbed around 4.15 pm and exploded outside the boundary wall of Bhat's quarter.

A photo journalist Habibullah Naqash of ‘Asian Age’ and three others were injured in the explosion which caused panic among media persons as most of the vernacular newspaper offices are located there and journalists working for various national and international news organisations also live in it.

The injured were immediately rushed to hospital and their condition was stated to be stable, the sources said.

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