Srinagar: Two civilians have been killed and 12 security personnel are reported injured in a major terrorist attack in Tral, about 25 miles south of Srinagar, in Jammu and Kashmir. Minister Naeem Akhtar escaped unhurt in the attack. Senior police sources said his convoy was targeted by terrorists, who escaped from the crowded area.
The terrorists threw two grenades near a busy bus stand in the heart of the city, said sources.
"The area has been cordoned off for searches," an unnamed police officer told news agency IANS.
Some sources said those who were injured include eight paramilitary troops, four policemen, and some civilians. Among the two people who died was a college student, they added.
More details are awaited.