Jammu & Kashmir: 7 Injured, 3 Critical In Grenade Attack By Terrorists In Srinagar

The attack come amid the tight security across the valley ever since Central government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status by abrogation Article 370 of the constitution.

Jammu And Kashmir: 7 Injured, 3 Critical In Grenade Attack By Terrorists In Srinagar
Kashmir Zone Police said that the area has been cordoned off and a search is in progress. (Image: ANI)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 12 Oct 2019 08:09 PM
Srinagar: At least seven people were injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar after as some unknown militants lobbed a grenade at the Hari Singh High street area on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, three civilians are said to be in critical condition and have been to a nearby hospital for treatment. The attack come amid the tight security across the valley ever since Central government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status by abrogation Article 370 of the constitution. As per police officials, the attack took place at he Hari Singh High Street which is a few hundred metres away from the city centre Lal Chawk.

The Kashmir Zone Police tweeted that the area has been cordoned off and a search is in progress. Jammu and Kashmir police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are conducting a search. The shops in the market were shut but a few vendors had set up stalls in the area, police told news agency PTI.


The grenade exploded on a roadside in the market, injuring five people, he said, adding that the wounded were rushed to a hospital here. According to the official, the explosion also damaged windows of a vehicle parked nearby.

He said the shops in the market were shut but a few vendors had set up stalls in the area. The shops in the market were shut but a few vendors had set up stalls in the area, he said. The attack comes soon after the Jammu and Kashmir administration announced that the mobile phone services in the valley will now be made functional from Monday.

Last Saturday, fourteen people were injured when suspected militants had hurled a grenade outside the deputy commissioner's office in south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Saturday morning, two months after mobile network and landlines connections were suspended across the Valley on August 5.

Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday said, "Having reviewed the situation, a decision has now been taken to restore mobile phone services in the remaining areas of Jammu and Kashmir. All postpaid mobile services, irrespective of the telecom operator will stand restored and be functional from 12 noon, Monday, 14 October 2019. This will cover all 10 districts of Kashmir province."

The mobile services were snapped in the region in view of security concerns in the region following Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370. Although the landline network was restored in phases, restrictions remained on the usage of mobile devices in various parts of the Kashmir Valley.
The decision to restore mobile phone services comes days after Jammu and Kashmir Governor announced the withdrawal of security advisory for tourists from October 10. The administration had also said that tourists desirous of visiting the region will be provided with the necessary assistance and logistic support.

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