Mufti cannot afford to ignore three grenade attacks: Former J&K CM

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Omar Abdullah Photo: Shailendra Pandey/Tehelka
Omar Abdullah Photo: Shailendra Pandey/Tehelka

The series of grenade attacks in Srinagar will serve as a wake up call for the PDP-led government, said former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on 24 July.

“Thank goodness no serious injuries or casualties were reported, but chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed can’t afford to ignore this wake up call. Srinagar isn’t Sopore town,” wrote Omar on Twitter.

He was referring to the series of attacks by militants in north Kashmir over the past two months that left two persons dead and several injured.

Suspected militants on 24 July carried out three grenade attacks — two in the morning and another in the afternoon — on private mobile showrooms and towers at Karan Nagar and Shaheed Gunj.

Party general secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir asked the police to probe the attacks thoroughly and identify the perpetrators immediately

While none was injured in the twin attacks at Karan Nagar, a labourer was hurt in the latest attack at Shaheed Gunj.

Meanwhile, the PDP termed the grenade attacks as “inhuman and unfortunate”. The people behind these inhuman and unfortunate incidents cannot be friends of Kashmiris, said Mir in a statement.

“Such incidents vitiate the atmosphere and generate fear psychosis among the people and generally adding to Kashmiris miseries,” he said.

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