Grenade explodes outside house of party leader in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-16 19:34:15|Editor: xuxin
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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, April 16 (Xinhua) -- A grenade explosion took place Tuesday outside the residential house of a National Conference (NC) leader in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

No loss of life or injury to anyone was caused in the explosion.

The grenade explosion took place in Tral town of Pulwama district, about 46 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"Unknown persons suspected to be militants today threw a grenade towards the house of NC leader Mohammed Ashraf Bhat here," a police official posted in the Tral told Xinhua. "The grenade missed the intended target and exploded outside without causing any damage."

According to locals, the grenade attack was carried out at a time when party workers had assembled inside Bhat's house to conduct an election meeting.

Following the attack, contingents of police and paramilitary rushed to the spot to carry out searches to nab attackers.

So far no militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.

A guerilla war is going on between militants and Indian troopers stationed in the region since 1989.