Four people were injured after a grenade blast outside Kashmir University in Srinagar on Tuesday. According to the initial reports, the blast took place in the car parked outside the university gates. According to the police, “attackers lobbed a grenade near Kashmir University in Hazratbal area of Srinagar on Tuesday, injuring a number of people. The grenade was lobbed near Sir Syed gate of the university this noon.” The reports of the blast comes a day after security forces gunned down a terrorist in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The encounter broke out after militants fired on security personnel posted at a vehicle checkpoint on Shadimarg in the south Kashmir district, a police officer said. Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has issued an advisory asking people in the Valley not to venture inside encounter zones due to the danger posed by stray explosive materials.
This advisory was issued a day after an encounter at Pachaar Rajpora area in Pulwama district on Monday in which 2 terrorists were killed by the security forces.
Citizens are requested not to venture inside encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials, a police spokesperson said.
Bodies of the killed terrorists were retrieved from the site of encounter, the spokesperson said, adding that the identity and affiliation of the militants is being ascertained.
People are requested to cooperate with police until the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, the spokesperson said.