Srinagar: At least six people were critically injured in a grenade attack by militants here today, police said.
The militants hurled the grenade at a police vehicle in Batmaloo market in Srinagar, a senior police officer said.
“The grenade exploded inside the vehicle injuring four policemen and a detainee, who was being taken to north Kashmir’s Baramulla district by the police. One passerby was also injured in the explosion,” the officer said.
All the injured have been shifted to hospital where doctors treating them described their condition as critical.
Senior police and paramilitary officers rushed to the explosion site immediately after the incident.
The busy Batmaloo market and the bus stand there bore a deserted look following the explosion as people had run for cover after the blast.