At least one person was killed and 17 injured on Thursday when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in the city of Jammu Kashmir in Indian side of Kashmir.
“It seems that the grenade was lobbed from outside (the premises) and it rolled under the bus and caused injuries to approximately 18 people,” police official MK Sinha told journalists.
“A grenade was hurled by an unidentified person which exploded under a bus in the main terminal.
The teen who died was 17 years old – Mohammad Sharik, a resident of Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, had sustained fatal splinter injuries in the chest. A further four people are critical,” a police officer told reporters.
“The bus was about to leave to Pathankot city in Punjab.”
The police said they identified him using the CCTV footage from the area and the help of eyewitnesses. A red rucksack he was carrying helped in the identification.
The attacker, who has been arrested, is a student, said to be 15 or 16 years old. Police have said he has been linked to the group Hizbul Mujahideen and was tasked to carry out the strike.
In response to the Pulwama attack in Kashmir, India carried out air strikes on what it called a militant training camp at Balakot inside Pakistan.
The air strikes almost brought the countries to the brink of war.
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