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17 students injured in Kashmir tuition centre blast

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Seventeen students were injured on Wednesday in a mysterious explosion inside a tuition centre in and Kashmir's district, triggering clashes between civilians and security personnel.

Six of the students with were shifted to for specialized treatment from Narbal village near Kakapora town.

The tuition-cum-coaching centre was being run in a private school. All educational institutions are closed in the Valley these days due to winter recess.

"Eleven of the students are being treated at the District Hospital," a said. "The exact facts as to what caused the explosion are being ascertained."

An earlier report said the explosion took place when one of the students was fiddling with a grenade he was carrying.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between security forces and civilian protesters as news about the explosion spread in Narbal village.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 16:00 IST
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