6 injured in grenade attack in J&K a day before EU panel visit

Kashmir issue, grenade attack, Terrorist attack
One of the six is seriously injured and has been referred to a hospital in Srinagar, while others are being treated at a local hospital | PTI File

At least six civilians were injured on Monday (October 28) in a grenade attack by terrorists at a bus stand in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, media reports said quoting the police.

It may be noted that the attack comes a day before the planned visit of a European Union delegation on Tuesday. A similar incident in Srinagar last week resulted in injuries to six jawans, reports said.

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According to news agency PTI, one of the six is seriously injured and has been referred to a hospital in Srinagar, while others are being treated at a local hospital. Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched an operation to nab the attackers. No arrests have been made so far, police said.

“#Terrorists lobbed a #grenade on #civilians at #BusStand #Sopore. 6 #civilians sustained #injuries. Information is preliminary in nature (sic),” Kashmir Police tweeted.

(With inputs from agencies)