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Srinagar: Seven injured in grenade explosion at Lal Chowk

PTI 08 Jan 2015, 10:05:56 AM IST

Srinagar:  At least seven persons were injured in a grenade explosion triggered by suspected militants at the busy Lal Chowk in the heart of the city this afternoon, police said.

Unidentified militants hurled a grenade towards security personnel outside the defunct Palladium Cinema but the device fell short of the target and exploded on the roadside, they said.

Seven persons were injured in the blast which sparked off panic in the business hub.

The injured were rushed to SMHS hospital, the police said adding, the area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants involved in the attack.  No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.