A police official said militants lobbed a grenade towards an army convoy at Azad Gunj chowk in North Kashmir’s Baramulla town this afternoon. “The grenade, however, missed the intended target and exploded on road, causing injuries to a civilian,” he said.
The injured identified as Master Mohammad Sultan of Chakloo was shifted to District Hospital, Baramulla, where he is undergoing treatment.
“Sultan had sustained minor injuries and was provided special treatment. His condition is stable,” said the doctors attending on him.
The incident triggered panic in the area with shopkeepers leaving their shops open and running for safety. The traffic was off the roads.
After the grenade attack, a large contingent of police and paramilitary soldiers rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. They launched combing and search operation in the area. However, no arrests were reported.
No militant group has owned responsibility of the attack.