SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — At least 14 people including a policeman and a journalist were wounded Saturday in a grenade blast in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
The grenade attack was carried out in Anantnag town, about 50 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
“Today at around 10:45 a.m. (local time) a grenade blast took place outside deputy commissioner’s office here, in which 14 people were wounded,” a police official posted in town said. “The wounded include a traffic policeman and a local journalist.”
According to police the grenade exploded on the road with a bang and mostly wounded pedestrians.
Reports said the grenade was aimed at a police party deployed outside deputy commissioner’s office in the town. However, it missed the intended target and exploded on the road.
Police officials blame militants for carrying out the attack.