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Powerful explosion rocks Srinagar

The terror attack comes a day after five people were killed in a series of explosions in the city on Friday.

india Updated: Apr 15, 2006 19:56 IST

Terrorists attacked a paramilitary bunker near the shrine of Peer Dastageer Sahib in Srinagar on Saturday, a day after five people were killed in a series of explosions in the city.

A senior police officer said that terrorists lobbed a powerful grenade at a bunker manned by the personnel of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in downtown Khanyar on Saturday afternoon.

"The grenade exploded in the park but no one was wounded," said Bashir Ahmad Khan, superintendent of police, city north.

CRPF troopers immediately surrounded the area and launched searches. Locals alleged the CRPF personnel roughed up passers-by.

The explosion came hours after the state Director General of Police (DGP) Gopal Sharma told a crowded news conference that the deadly module responsible for Friday's serial blasts had been busted.

Seven explosions in the city on Friday had killed five people and left 31 wounded.