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J&K: Blast in Poonch injures at least 11 people, say police

Cause of the blast is unknown.

By: Express Web Desk |
August 13, 2016 9:12:46 pm

A grenade explosion in Poonch city of Jammu and Kashmir has injured at least 11 people on Saturday, said J&K Police. The grenade was hurled by suspected militants on Saturday evening in a market area in Poonch. Out of the 11 injured, one is believed to be in a critical condition. A grenade was thrown in market place in the Poonch city this evening, Divisional Commissioner (Jammu zone) Pawan Kotwal said.

In the blast, 11 people were injured, one of them critically, he said. While 7 of the injured are locals, 4 others are outsiders. Further details are awaited, he said.

Police and other security forces, who were on alert due to the Buddha Amarnath yatra in the border district, have cordoned off the area and launched search operation. The incident has taken place close of Dashnami Akhara in the city.

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First published on: 13-08-2016 at 09:12:46 pm
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