Eighteen individuals had been injured on Thursday when a grenade exploded at a bus cease within the metropolis of Jammu in Indian-occupied Kashmir, police stated.
“It appears that evidently the grenade was lobbed from exterior (the premises) and it rolled below the bus and brought about accidents to roughly 18 individuals,” police official MK Sinha advised journalists.
The blast comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after over 40 Indian troops had been killed on February 14 in Pulwama.
“A grenade was hurled by an unidentified particular person which exploded below a bus in the primary terminal. 4 individuals are crucial,” a second police officer advised AFP.
“The bus was about to go away to Pathankot metropolis in Punjab.”
India piled the blame for Pulwama bombing on Pakistan with out presenting any proof. The allegations had been strongly refuted by Pakistan.
In response, India stated it carried out on February 26 air strikes on what it referred to as a militant coaching camp at Balakot inside Pakistan.
The Indian authorities was fast to take credit score for a “profitable” airstrike and put the dying toll to over 300. Pakistani officers, in addition to the locals, rejected the claims, inviting native and worldwide media to go to the positioning of the so-called assault the place round a dozen bushes had been the one “casualty”.
The Pakistan Air Power, in retaliatory motion, downed two Indian plane the following day, capturing Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan who was then launched as a peace gesture by Pakistan.