One civilian is reported to have been killed and four others – two civilians and two policemen – were reported injured on Sunday evening in a grenade attack at a police station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar city, news agency IANS reported. As per the report, the attack was made at the Khanyar police station in the old city area. “The injured have been shifted to hospital and area has been cordoned off for searches,” a police official was quoted as saying by IANS. Unidentified militants reportedly hurled a grenade on a police party near the office of Superintendent of Police, North City, PTI revealed quoting officials.
The injured were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where Ghulam Mohammad Khan (65) died of the injuries he sustained, the official told PTI. He said the rest of the injured were being treated at the hospital. Recently, violent clashes had broken out in the city resulting in the killing of eight people in firing by the security forces during the Lok Sabha by-elections. In the incident, rampaging mobs took to streets in scores of places across the Lok Sabha constituency straddling Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts, PTI had reported. The report said that mob carried on sustained and wanton violence and arson. They even set ablaze a polling station and attempted to set on fire two others, amid a boycott called by the separatists.