Today an explosion in Kashmir had destroyed a mosque complex and many were wounded and hurt severely. About nine worshippers in the mosque were injured. Immediately Police came to the location and took the wounded to the nearest hospitals. The blast has taken place outside a mosque prayer hall which wounded nine people.
The explosive device went off as people were filing out of the mosque’s main prayer hall in the village of Trenz, police officer Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani said. No one has claimed responsibility and Gillani said police would not guess who was behind the attack. Police started their investigation in the context of Anti India Rebels.
Today’s blast was considered rare as there have been very few attacks near Muslim places of worship. This fight has been started since 1989 by rebels for Kashmir’s independence or merger with Pakistan. Soon the police rushed the injured to a hospital. Four people were injured with multiple shrapnel wounds.
One of them, 75-year-old Abdul Gani Dar, said the explosion came from a drinking glass that had been lying outside the entrance to the mosque’s main prayer hall. “When a caretaker went to pick it up, the glass exploded with a deafening sound,” Dar said. Police also found a similar device outside the home of a commander of Hizbul Mujahedeen, the largest militant group in the Indian portion of Kashmir, Gillani said.
On Wednesday night, one Indian army soldier was wounded in an attack by insurgents, police said. In Trenz, militants wounded an Indian army soldier who was travelling with other soldiers in a car in the rural area. In Srinagar, meanwhile, rebels threw a grenade at government forces outside a police station and injured at least three police and a paramilitary soldier.
Thus Government forces have stepped up security patrols across the mostly Muslim territory ahead of India’s Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, which many in Kashmir use to protest Indian rule.