Grenade blast at Jammu bus stand, 26 injured

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The area has been cordoned off by the police and the injured have been rushed to the hospital.

One person has been killed and at least 26 others have been injured in a grenade attack in Jammu, which comes exactly three weeks after the terror attack in Pulwama. All the injured have been hospitalised and five of them are critical, doctors said.

Of the total injured, 19 have been admitted to the Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu. Two persons are said to be critical.

Police have cordoned off the area.

This is the third blast around the Jammu bus stand in the past 10 months.

A low-intensity blast had rocked the Jammu bus stand on December 28. A grenade was lobbed at the police station building in the vicinity, police officials had said. No casualties were reported.

On May 24, 2018, three people had suffered injuries in the grenade attack at the bus stand. The injured included two policemen.

The blast comes at a time when Jammu and Kashmir is on high alert due to heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.

Sinha, who immediately rushed to the scene to take stock of the situation, said preliminary investigation suggests that someone lobbed the grenade, causing injuries to 30 people. Five of the injured have sustained critical injuries.

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