Srinagar: A civilian was killed and 13 others injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar on Thursday evening.
A police official said that the suspected militant hurled a grenade in Jehangir Chowk in Srinagar around 6 pm, resulting in injuries to 14 persons, including a traffic policeman.
He said that the grenade “exploded in the busy market”.
“The injured civilians were rushed to SMHS Hospital, where one of them succumbed,” he said. “The cop was admitted to Police Hospital at PCR Srinagar.”
The deceased was identified as Maqsood Ahmad Shah, aged 22, son of Ali Muhammad Shah, who was a resident of Zoolwa, Gopalpora, in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Maqsood, sources said, was the lone son of his parents and is survived by two minor children, his wife and elderly father. “He was a carpenter by profession and was at his work place.
“Maqsood was expected to return home this evening,” a neighbour of Maqsood told Kashmir Reader over the phone. His mother has already died. “He was married at a young age after his mother died some years ago.”
“His father is aged and stays home, and the family is landless,” the neighbour added.
“The investigation into the incident is going on,” said a police spokesperson.