As many as 28 people were injured in a bomb blast that took place at Jammu bus stand on Thursday, according to reports. The explosion took place inside a bus and a man had carried the grenade in his pocket. All the injured people were rushed to the Government Medical College in a critical state. Following the attack, security agencies have cordoned off the entire area. A team of forensic experts reached the spot to investigate the blast. The security agencies have launched a search operation in the area.
"It was a grenade explosion, it has caused injuries to approximately 18 people, all shifted to hospital," MK Sinha, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu said.
According to eyewitnesses, a loud explosion was heard inside a bus. Initially, people thought it was a tyre burst but when they reached the spot it was found out that a grenade has exploded there. So far, no group has claimed the responsibility of the attack.
"I thought it was a tyre burst. it was a big blast. The locals took the injured to the hospital in an ambulance," news agency ANI quoted one of the eyewitnesses as saying.
The incident has taken place days after Pulwama attack in which over 40 CRPF personnel were killed after a suicide bomber of the JeM drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF convoy. Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed took the responsibility of the attack. Following this, Indian Air Force carried out a strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camp inside Pakistan.
J&K: Blast at Jammu bus stand. Injured admitted to hospital. Area has been cordoned off by security personnel pic.twitter.com/utO7RX0GOp— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2019
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