Deadly Grenade Attack in Indian Occupied Kashmir Kills 1, Injured Several

At least one person has been killed and 34 others injured in a grenade attack in Indian-occupied Kashmir’s  main city of Srinagar, Indian officials said.

Local police said militants lobbed a grenade in a busy market area in Srinagar — the capital of Jammu and Kashmir — around 1.20 p.m. local time (0750GMT).

The injured, including three Indian paramilitary police, have been admitted to one of three hospitals after the blast on Hari Singh High Street in the centre of the city, said the officials, who declined to be named.

Aijaj and Fayaz Ahmed, two local Kashmiris, were reported to be in serious condition, the police added.

Indian forces have cordoned off the area to capture the assailants.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Today’s blast is the first in Jammu and Kashmir since it was divided into two centrally controlled “Union Territories” as of last Friday, following India’s revocation of the region’s special status on Aug. 5.

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