Bomb Blast reportedly in the Jammu Bus Stand; One of the busiest places in Jammu
Jammu, Thursday, March 07, 2019 —
This afternoon 18 people have been injured in a grenade attack in Jammu Bus Stand, just after the arrest of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik. All injured have been hospitalised.
The blast was thought of as a tyre blast earlier but later the police was informed of the happening. The police stated that the grenade had been planted under a bus.
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Majority of the injured people are bus drivers and conductors. It is yet to be confirmed if there were people aboard the bus.
The Jammu Bus Stand is usually one among the busiest places in Jammu and seems to have been therefere selected for the grenade attack.
“I thought it was a tyre burst. It was a big blast. The locals took the injured to the hospital in an ambulance,” an eyewitness told news agency ANI.
“The police is working on all the leads. We are collecting evidence and we will hunt them down,” a police officer told reporters.
The grenade attack comes a week after the horrifying Pulwama Attack for which the JeM have claimed responsibility. Security has been tightened after that. All security forces are on the hunt for the clues and other members of Jaish cell.