Grenade Explosion rocks busy bus stand in Jammu, 18 injured

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JAMMU: At least 18 people have been injured in a powerful grenade explosion at the main bus stand in Jammu this afternoon. The bus stand is in the heart of Jammu city.

At least one person was in critical condition among 18 people injured after a grenade blast rocked the busy SRTC bus stand in Jammu on Thursday.

The grenade reportedly went off under a bus, resulting in the shrapnel being contained to a smaller area. The injured were immediately rushed to the hospital.

“The explosion has caused injuries to approximately 18 people, all have been shifted to hospital,” IGP Jammu MK Sinha was quoted as saying by ANI.

The police have cordoned off the area and further investigation is underway.

The injured, officials said, are bus drivers and conductors.

A grenade was placed under a bus, the police said. It is unclear if there were people inside the bus.

“The police is working on all the leads. We are collecting evidence and we will hunt them down,” a police officer told reporters.

Visuals showed security personnel guarding the area as a large number of locals gathered around the site of the blast. Police have cordoned off the area. Sniffer dogs were brought in to scan the site.

The injured have been taken to hospital.

“I thought it was a Tyre burst. it was a big blast. The locals took the injured to the hospital in an ambulance,” an eyewitness told news agency

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