Srinagar, At least five civilians were wounded in an suspected grenade blast in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, officials said.

They said militants lobbed grenade towards a vehicle in Sumbal area which exploded on the roadside.

“Five civilians received injuries in the blast. It appears to be a grenade attack. We are investigating,” a senior police officer in Jammu and Kashmir said. The injured were shifted to nearby hospital for treatment.

Soon after the incident, forces cordoned the area. The attack took place on a day when Union Home Minster Amit Shah concluded his four day visit to the union territory.

(EW Correspondent)