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J&K Grenade Attack: Girl Succumbs, Death Toll Climbs To Two

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A 19-year-old girl, who was injured in Sunday’s grenade blast in Hari Singh High Street locality of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital, succumbed to injuries on Monday, taking the death toll in the incident to two, officials said.

Rafiya, a resident of Hazratbal area of the city, succumbed to the injuries at the SMHS hospital on Monday morning.

“She had suffered injuries on her head and succumbed at around 8 am,” the officials said.

A 79-year-old man from Nowhatta area of the city here died on Sunday while 33 others, including a cop, were injured in the blast that took place in the busy market.

Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Singh and the leaders of various political parties, including two former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — condemned the attack.

“I strongly condemn the terror attack at Srinagar. My deepest condolences to family of innocent civilian martyred &wish speedy recovery to injured.We are firmly resolved to dismantle terror ecosystem &defeat terrorist menace that continues to be perpetrated by neighboring country,” tweeted the official handle of the Office of the Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor.

(With inputs from PTI)

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