Grenade attack in Poonch market, 11 injured

RSTV Bureau
File Photo of an Indian security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

File Photo of an Indian security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

Suspected militants hurled a grenade on Saturday evening in a market in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving 11 people injured, one of them critical.

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.

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.

Further details are awited, he said.

The incident has taken place close of Dashnami Akhara in the city.