34 injured in Amira Kadal grenade attack

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An elderly man was killed while 34 others including a cop and 18 females were injured in a grenade attack at Hari Singh High Street area of commercial Hub Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Sunday.

Officials said that unidentified persons lobbed a grenade towards security forces in the busiest HSHS area, leaving 34 persons including a cop wounded.

However, the injured were immediately rushed to SMHS hospital where one among them succumbed to his injuries.

The slain was identified as 55-year-old Muhammad Aslam Makdoomi, son of Muhammad Amin of Naid Kadal, who had suffered multiple injuries.

The officials identified 33 injured persons as:

  1. Jan Muhammad (22) of Rambelgadh
  2. Mehraj-u-din (55) of Soiteng
  3. Nimba Abass (15) of Kulgam
  4. Ghulam Muhammad (55) of Bagimahtab
  5. Riyaz Ahmad Reshi (40) of Mehjoornagar
  6. Ayaz Rashid (45) of Dargah
  7. Dilshada (32), daughter of Bashir Ahmad Mir of Balhama
  8. Shazia (36) of Malaratha Bohrikadal
  9. Najma (29) Rawalpora
  10. Suhani (16), daughter of Bashir Ahmad Bhat of Kulgam
  11. Kausar (40), wife of Shabir Abaas of Bemina
  12. Farhana (28) of Dargah
  13. Rafiya (19), daughter of Nazir Ahmad Tinda of Dargah
  14. Aatira Jan (23), daughter of Bashir Ahmad Mir of Kupwara
  15. Aatif (24), son of Ghulam Muhammad Haroon of Mehjoornagar
  16. Dr Shazia (26), daughter of Altaf Hussain Lone of Bandipora
  17. Zoya (11), daughter of Muhammad Umer Lankhoora of Nowhatta
  18. Ulfat (22), daughter of Ghulam Muhammad Malik of Kupwara Badarwan
  19. Fiza (14), daughter of Fayaz Ahmad Dar of Pampore
  20. Danish (17), son of Ghulam Muhammad Bhat of Vilgam Kupwara
  21. Nazir Ahmad (60), son of Ghulam Qadir Malik of Saria Bala
  22. Parveena, wife of Abid Hussain Shah of Batmaloo
  23. Kaisar (27), son of Abdul Majeed Bhat of Kupwara
  24. Ghulam Muhammad (23) of Rainawari
  25. Urfa (23), daughter of Abdul Rashid Bhat of Kulgam
  26. Fayaz Ahmad Bartha (45), son of Abdul Rashid of Dargah
  27. Mithu (22), son of Susheel Chowdhery of Bihar A/p Nai Sadak Krala Khud
  28. Abdul Gaffar Mir (65), son of Abdul Aziz of Dargah
  29. Shugufta, daughter of Gulzar Ahmad of Shopian
  30. Nazia (35), wife of Muhammad Abaas of Chattabal
  31. Masrat (17), daughter of Shabir Ahmad Malik of Shopian
  32. Adnan (12), son of Manzoor Ahmad Mir of Parimpora
  33. Aqib (26), son of Bilal Ahmad Bhat of Sarai Bala
  34. Bilal Ahmad Haroon, son of Ghulam Muhammad of Mehjoor Nagar

The officials said that one among the injured identified as Rafiya has received multiple injuries and her condition is stated to be critical.

Pertinently, police said that CCTV footage has been checked and it has got vital leads with regard to the attack.

Meanwhile, police in a statement issued to KNO said that a grenade incident at Amira Kadal area of Srinagar, 23 civilians and one police personnel received splinter injuries while as one injured civilian succumbed to his injuries.

A police spokesman said that militants hurled a grenade at a civilian hotspot in Amira Kadal area of Srinagar.

In this incident, 23 civilians and one police personnel identified as John Mohammad received splinter injuries.

“All the injured were shifted to hospital for the treatment of their injuries however, one elderly civilian identified as Mohammad Aslam Makhdoomi son of Mohammad Amin resident of Makhdoom Sahib age about 60 years succumbed to his injuries.” (KNO)

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