Ex-PDD employee dies, another civilian injured in grenade blast at Maharaj Gunj

Srinagar, Mar 06 : A former employee of Power Development Department was killed while as another civilian was injured in a grenade blast Mahraj Gunj area of old Srinagar on Friday evening.

According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), suspected militants tossed a grenade at Mahraj Gunj area of old city in which two persons sustained injuries. A former PDD employee Ghulam Nabi Ahanger 62 of Aishan Sahab, Zaina Kadal, received multiple splinter injuries and was removed to hospital where he succumbed, while as another civilian identified as Muhammad Rafiq Shalla, 42 of Kanimazar area of Nawakadal was also injured in the explosion.

CRPF spokesman Neeraj Rathore confirmed the incident. Police and other security forces cordoned off the area and a massive manhunt was launched to nab the attackers—