At least 18 people were injured on Thursday in a grenade attack by suspected terrorists at the crowded general bus stand in the heart of the city, a senior police officer said.
This is the third grenade attack by terrorists in the bus stand area of the city since May last year.
The scene of the blast along the B C Road was sealed off by police and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the grenade thrower, Inspector General of Police, Jammu, M K Sinha said.
Sinha, who immediately rushed to the scene to take stock of the situation, said a preliminary investigation suggests that someone lobbed the grenade, causing injuries to 18 people who were evacuated to the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital.
Windscreens of a parked state road transport corporation (SRTC) bus were damaged in the blast, a police official said, adding the condition of one of the injured was stated to be "critical".
J&K: Blast at Jammu bus stand.
Injured admitted to hospital. Area has been cordoned off by security personnel pic.twitter.com/utO7RX0GOp— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2019
MK Sinha, IGP Jammu on blast at bus stand: It was a grenade explosion, it has caused injuries to approximately 18 people, all shifted to hospital pic.twitter.com/TYBvQ9lpKj— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2019
Jammu: Visuals from a hospital where people who were injured in a blast at a bus stand have been admitted for treatment. pic.twitter.com/Cu6FfIqDjI— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2019