Srinagar: A teenager was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday in an explosion in north Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
“Three teenagers were fiddling with some explosive device in Baba Salina (Manasbal) village of Ganderbal district when it exploded, killing one teenager on the spot and injuring the other two,” a senior police officer told IANS in here.
“The condition of one of the injured, shifted to a hospital for treatment, has been described as critical by attending doctors,” he said.
Ganderbal is 18 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir.
Pakistan has denied any involvement in the suicide attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of “grave concern” and it had been condemning “heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley”.
“We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to the State of Pakistan without investigations,” said the statement.
The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. It was the worst ever attack on security forces on any single day since a separatist campaign broke out in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989.
India said the JeM was led by “international terrorist” Masood Azhar, who had been given full freedom by Islamabad to operate and expand his terror infrastructure in territories under the control of Pakistan and to carry out attacks in India and elsewhere with impunity. (IANS)