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Grenade blast at Jammu’s General Bus Stand, one dead, 32 injured

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A person died and 32 people were injured in a grenade blast inside Jammu’s General Bus Stand on Thursday afternoon. Inspector General of Police (Jammu) M K Sinha confirmed that a grenade was lobbed from inside a bus and added there were no specific alerts from intelligence agencies prior to the attack.

“Whenever there is a heightened state of alert we step up checking. There is always a possibility of someone to slip through…appeal everyone to remain calm. Police are working on all leads,” Sinha said.

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The deceased has been identified as Shariq, son of Intzar of Kalyanpur, Haridwar.

The grenade, lobbed by a suspected militant, fell near a ticket booking counter, sources told The Indian Express. However, there were not many people present at an otherwise overcrowded bus stand at the time of the blast. The area was cordoned off by police after the blast. 

The area was cordoned off by police after the blast. All the injured have been taken to a hospital in Jammu. The bus stand, which is close to a busy market area, has been the target of several grenade attacks in the past.

This was the first grenade attack in Jammu-Kashmir since the killing of 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama last month.

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