Two killed, four injured in Anantnag blast

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Srinagar

Two people were killed, four others sustained injuries on Tuesday in a grenade blast in Hakoora village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Government forces near the site of a blast in Hakoora village of Anantnag. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur.

An official said that suspected militants lobbed a grenade in Hakoora area when government function — ‘Back to Village programme’ — was taking place, killing two people and injuring four others.

He said that the injured were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital, where two among them were declared brought dead.

He identified slain as Peer Syed Rafi of Hakoora and Assistant Agriculture Officer, Sheikh Zahoor and one injured was identified as Manzoor Ahmad Parray, a government employee.

Earlier, an explosion took place in the market near Sir Syed gate of Kashmir University in Hazratbal area in which three persons were injured.

The official said the explosion was not caused by a grenade as suspected earlier. Preliminary investigation suggests that it was a low-intensity blast.

A case has been registered in this regard and further investigations are on, said an official.

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