SRINAGAR: A civilian was killed while four others, including three policemen were injured on Sunday evening in a grenade blast in Srinagar’s Khanyar area, police said.
A police official said suspected militants lobbed a grenade at police station Khanyar around 7:30 pm. The attack resulted in wounding of policemen and pedestrians. “A civilian riding a bicycle died in the attack while three cops and a civilian got injured,” the official said.
The civilian was identified as 60-year-old Ghulam Mohammd Khan of Illahibagh Buchpora.
Khan was removed to nearby Gousia Hospital Khanyar where doctors declared him arrived dead. “He had head injury,” a doctor at Gousia hospital said.
20 civilians killed this year
The injured were removed to SMHS Hospital for treatment and were declared as stable.
“Three policemen and a civilian were brought here. They have injuries on their bodies but are stable. Their identities could not be ascertained,” Dr Nazir Chowdhary medical superintendent of the hospital told Kashmir Reader.
He said among the injured a policeman has been admitted for overnight ‘observation’ in the hospital while the three injured including civilian were discharged.
Soon after the attack, reinforcements rushed to the area to nab the attackers.
This is the second grenade attack in the old city in the month of April. Earlier a policeman was killed and 10 others including an officer were injured in a grenade attack at Nowhatta in old city.