Jammu & Kashmir: Terrorists hurled a grenade outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Anantnag township of South Kashmir today. The explosion injured 14 people including a local journalist and a traffic police officer.
The terrorists threw the grenade at the security patrol outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office. However, the grenade fell on the roadside and exploded missing the intended target.
All the injured have been admitted to hospital and are out of danger. The explosion spread panic in the town.
This is the second grenade attack by terrorists since the abrogation of Article 370 on 5 August. The security forces have cordoned off the area and a hunt as begun to catch the terrorists behind the attack.
No terrorist organization have claimed responsibility for the attack.
The first grenade attack after article 370 was scrapped took place on 28 September at CRPF’s 38 battalion personnel in Srinagar. However, no casualty occurred in the attacks.
Indian security forces have been thwarting Pakistan’s effort to foment trouble in Kashmir after the special status of the state was taken away. The Islamic nation has been isolated internationally and could not convince any major powers barring China to support their cause in Kashmir.