28 injured in grenade explosion at Jammu bus stand
Jammu: At least 28 people injured in the grenade explosion that took place at the bus station in Jammu at 12 pm. The area was immediately cordoned off by the security personnel.
As per police reports, a grenade was placed under a bus. It is yet unclear whether there were people inside the bus.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) M K Sinha said, “It was a grenade explosion, it has caused injuries to approximately 18 people, all shifted to hospital.”
“The scene of the blast along the B C Road was sealed off by police and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the grenade thrower,” Sinha added.
“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.
Windscreens of a parked state road transport corporation (SRTC) bus were damaged in the blast, a police official said, adding the condition of one of the injured was stated to be “critical”.
Amid an increase in tension with Pakistan, the explosion occurred in Jammu – which is not far from the International Border.
However, it comes across as this is the third grenade blast in the vicinity in the past 10 months.