Jammu Blast: Hizbul Mujahideen behind the attack

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Hours after the grenade blast at Jammu bus stand, Jammu and Kashmir Police has confirmed that Hizbul Mujahideen was responsible for the blast. The cops said that the suspect, who was apprehended in Nagrota, had “confessed to his crime.” Teams were constituted to work on leads, CCTV camera footage examined, based on oral testimony of witnesses we were able to identify a suspect. He was detained, his name is Yasir Bhatt, he has confessed to the crime., “J&K Police’s Manish K Sinha said while addressing reporters.

Giving details of the attack, J&K Police’s Manish K Sinha said that District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kulgam, Farooq Ahmed Bhatt alias Omar, had tasked suspect Yasir Bhatt to throw the grenade at the bus stop.

Earlier, DGP Dilbagh Singh had said that the person who threw the grenade at the Jammu bus stand earlier today has been arrested. Police questioning was underway. So far, cops have detained 15 peoples in connection with the case. Here is the first picture of the prime suspect.

In the grenade blast that rocked the busy SRTC bus stand in Jammu today one Mohammad Shariq of Uttarakhand’s Haridwar had died in the attack. 12 people from Jammu and 11 from Kashmir were injured in the blast which took place at around 11:50 am.

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