14 wounded in grenade attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir

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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.