A 17-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries in a grenade blast at Jammu Bus Stand that took place earlier in the day, said police.
"Sad to inform that Md Sharik s/o Intijar R/o Toda, Kalyanpur, Ahatmal, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, age 17 y succumbed to the injuries that he suffered in the grenade blast at Jammu Bus Stand on 7.3.19," tweeted Inspector General of Police, Jammu.
As many as 27 injured people are being treated at the Government Hospital, according to the list released by the hospital.
Taking cognizance of the grenade blast, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said that forces have been given a free hand to take necessary steps.
"Local investigation has been initiated into the incident. The government has already given complete liberty to the forces to take all necessary steps," he told media personnel in Delhi
Earlier in the day, Inspector General of Police, Jammu, MK Sinha told media, "It was a grenadeexplosion; it has caused injuries to approximately 18 people and all were shifted to the hospital".
"Seems like the grenade has been launched from outside. It possibly had rolled beneath a bus injuring many people", he had added.
One of the eyewitnesses, Prince Sharma told ANI, "I had just parked my bike when I heard a loud sound. I went to the spot of theexplosionand saw about a dozen people were badly injured."
The grenade blast occurred at the Jammu Bus Stand sometime this afternoon. (ANI)