SRINAGAR – Suspected militants carried out a grenade attack on Saturday outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Anantnag township of south Kashmir, leaving at least 14 people injured.
It was the second grenade attack in the Valley since the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. They targeted a security patrol outside the heavily guarded DC office complex in Anantnag town, 55 km from here, around 11 am, an official said.
He said the grenade missed the target and exploded on the roadside, causing splinter injuries to 14 persons, including a traffic policeman, three woman and a local journalist. All the injured were admitted to a hospital and 13 of them were discharged after treatment. One person was still in hospital but he was stated to be out of danger. The blast sparked panic among people in the town.
The persons injured in the incident have been identified as Mudasir Ahmed Dar s/o Gulzar Ahmed Dar r/o Navotra Anantnag, Umar Rashid Shah s/o Abdul Rashid Shah r/oKadipora Anantnag, Saima d/o Ghulam Nabi and Zeba w/o Ghulam Nabi both a mother daughter duo r/o Acchabal Anantnag, Asma Manzoor d/o Mnazoor Ahmed r/o Kadipora Anantnag, Yasir Rehman s/o Abdul Rehman r/o Khannabal Anantnag, Arif Amin Dar s/o Mohammad Amin Dar r/o Khudwani Anantnag, Javed Ahmed r/o Srguphwara Anantnag, Mohammad Ayub Khan s/o Ghulam Mohi-u-Din khan r/o Batmaloo Srinagar, Danish a Biryani vendor from UP and constable Nazir Ahmed r/o Acchabal a traffic cop. (PTI / Agencies)