Militants fire rifle grenade at civil secretariat

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 14:08

Srinagar: Militants on Wednesday fired a rifle grenade at the civil secretariat here, the seat of Jammu and Kashmir government, official sources said.

The grenade, however, did not explode.
The ultras fired the grenade at the civil secretariat at around 12.35 PM which landed inside the premises, the sources said.

They said the grenade failed to explode. A bomb disposal squad has been called in to neutralise the explosive.
While Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was not present inside the Civil Secretariat due to engagements elsewhere, several of his cabinet colleagues and senior bureaucrats were present in the complex, the sources said.

They said security around the complex has been strengthened and an operation launched to nab the militants.

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 14:08

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