Srinagar: Grenade Attack Near Lal Chowk, Search Operation Underway

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A grenade attack was conducted by suspected terrorists in the market area in Srinagar on Saturday that injured at least five people have been injured.

Written By Pritesh Kamath | Mumbai | Updated On:

A grenade attack was conducted by terrorists in the market area in capital Srinagar on Saturday that injured at least five people. A police official said that the terrorists hurled grenade in the Hari Singh Street Market which is a few hundred meters away from the city center Lal Chowk. The explosion shattered a car window within the premises and injured five people. The terrorists failed to inflict any casualties, however, with the Kashmir Zone Police thankfully tweeting that the injured civilians were stable.

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Area cordoned off

Barring a few vendors who had set up stalls in the area, the rest of the shops were shut down after the explosion. The forces have cordoned off the area and a search operation has been launched in search of the terrorists. The victims are being treated at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital.

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Grenade attack after the security advisory lifted

The attack comes hours after the Jammu and Kashmir administration's announcement of restoring all postpaid phone services from October 14. The administration had also lifted its two-month-old advisory with effect from October 10 which restricted any tourist from traveling to Jammu and Kashmir citing terror threat after the abrogation of article 370. "Governor Satya Pal Malik issued the directive for lifting the security advisory for tourists at a 'situation-cum-security review' meeting with the advisors and the chief secretary," an official spokesman had said. Malik had declared that restrictions on the movement of people were lifted in "over 99 percent" areas.

On October 5, terrorists had thrown a grenade in south Kashmir's Anantnag. Reportedly 14 people were injured in the attack that took place outside the District Collector's office.

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