In the third grenade attack in Jammu city since May 2018, suspected terrorists threw a grenade at the crowded general bus stand in the heart of the city . Several persons were injured , a senior police officer reportedly said.
The scene of the blast along the BC Road was sealed off by police and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the grenade thrower, Inspector General of Police, Jammu, M K Sinha said.
Sinha, who immediately rushed to the scene to take stock of the situation, said preliminary investigation suggests that someone lobbed the grenade, causing injuries to 18 people who were evacuated to the Government Medical College hospital. The police have cordoned off the area and further investigation is underway.
Windscreens of a parked state road transport corporation bus were damaged in the blast, a police official said, adding condition of one of the injured was stated to be “critical”.