5 killed, 18 injured in Srinagar grenade attack

July 24th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, July 24 (ANI): At least five people were reportedly killed and 18 others injured in a grenade blast at Batmaloo bus stand here today.
According to official sources, some unidentified persons hurled a grenade on a Jammu-bound bus at the bus stand located in the periphery of Lal Chowk at around noon.
Meanwhile, a surrendered Hizbul Mujahideen militant Ghulam Hassan Wani and three of his family members were killed in a terror attack in Doda district.
According to police, militants opened fired on all four who were sleeping when they barged into his house in Marmath Badi village in the district early this morning.
Wani, his wife Azima Begum and daughter Asifa died on the spot, while Wani’’s son Asif succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
The army and police have launched a search operation in Marmath forest belt to nab the militants, who managed to escape from the site, police said. In November last year, Wani had surrendered before the army and joined the mainstream. (ANI)

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