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6 civilians injured in grenade blast in Sumbal

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Bandipora: A woman was among six civilians injured in a suspected grenade blast near Municipal Committee office Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Eyewitness said that they heard an explosion in the area and saw around six to seven people receiving injuries in the incident. A taxi cab has also been damaged in the explosion.

Later, police rushed to the spot to probe the incident even as locals shifted the injured to CHC Sumbal from where four of them have been referred to JVC Srinagar.

The condition of all the injured is stated to be stable.

The injured persons were identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat and Faisal Ahmad of Safapora; Tasleema, wife of Abdul Hameed Malla; Mohammad Altaf and Abdul Hameed Malla of Markundal and Fayaz Ahmad, son of Bashir Ahmad of Asham Bandipora.

Police said that investigation is going on in the incident.

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