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One killed and 17 injured in IOK grenade attack

Kashmir: On Thursday one person was killed and 17 injured when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in the city of Jammu Kashmir in IOK.

“It seems that the grenade was lobbed from outside (the premises) and it rolled under the bus and caused injuries to approximately 18 people,” police official MK Sinha told journalists.

The blast comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after over 40 Indian troops were killed on February 14 in Pulwama.

“A grenade was hurled by an unidentified person which exploded under a bus in the main terminal. Four people are critical,” a second police officer told AFP.

“The bus was about to leave to Pathankot city in Punjab.”

India piled the blame for Pulwama bombing on Pakistan without presenting any proof. The allegations were strongly refuted by Pakistan.

In response, India said it carried out on February 26 air strikes on what it called a militant training camp at Balakot inside Pakistan.

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