Militants lobbed a grenade in a busy market area in Srinagar on Monday, leaving one dead and 35 persons injured, in the second such attack in a week. The attack took place at 1.20 pm in Hari Singh High street, following which the area was cordoned and a search launched for the attacker.
The 35 injured, including three security personnel, were rushed to the nearby SMHS hospital where the condition of two is critical, PTI reported. The person killed has been identified as 40-year-old Rinku Singh, a resident of Saharanpur, PTI quoted officials as saying.
The incident comes less than a week after at least 19 civilians were injured when militants hurled a grenade near a bus stand in Sopore district. Residents said they heard a loud bang and there was panic in the area. “People started running. There were some injured on the ground,” said Riyaz Ahmad, a local resident.
In the last week of October, militants hurled a grenade on a CRPF deployment in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar area, leaving six personnel injured.