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Five blasts rock Srinagar, 6 killed
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | July 11, 2006 13:27 IST
Last Updated: July 11, 2006 18:27 IST
Five bomb explosions rocked Jammu and Kashmir's capital Srinagar on Tuesday, killing six people and injuring 38.
Five tourists from West Bengal were killed and 12 injured when militants lobbed a hand grenade at a minibus at Dalgate area in uptown Srinagar. Three tourists were killed on the spot while two succumbed to injuries later in the hospital.
The injured were taken to the SMHS hospital. Among the dead are three women. Attending doctors described the condition of two of the injured tourists as critical.
Mohammad Afzal, a resident of Nesbal in Baramulla district, was handed over to a police party that was patrolling the area, officials said, adding that he was later taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
Meanwhile, the injured have been shifted to the nearby SMHS hospital, police said, adding that so far, no militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Additional police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in Srinagar and all passing vehicles are being searched.