2006 Srinagar bombings
|2006 Srinagar bombings|
|Location||Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Date||11 July 2006 |
11:40 am IST (UTC+5.30)
The attack took place within an hour of the departure of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's conclusion of a two-day round table conference. The first attack occurred at 11:40 am when a grenade was thrown into a minibus carrying tourists from Bengal. Five people, died and another 10 were injured. The dead included a mother, her son and her daughter-in-law. At 12:40 pm, another grenade was lobbed at a car with a Haryana registration number. Three bystanders were injured. At 1:10 pm, another grenade was thrown at a van carrying tourists in Lal Chowk. One person died and several were injured. A small boy named Hardik lost his leg in the explosion. The last grenade was thrown at a taxi stand at 3:00 pm .
Mohammad Afzal of the Baramulla district, who allegedly threw the grenade, was caught by onlookers and handed over to the police. He confessed to be a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba These bombings happened on the same day as 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings and were overshadowed by them.
- Bombing toll rises to 190 in India, International Herald Tribune, 12 July 2006, 'Earlier on Tuesday, a series of grenade explosions struck Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, hitting a tourist bus. Eight people were killed and more than 40 wounded.'
- 6 tourists among 8 killed; 37 hurt, The Tribune, 12 July 2006
- 7 tourists killed in Kashmir, Dawn. 12 July 2006
- Not in our name, Salon, 12 July 2006
- Eight killed, 37 injured in grenade attacks in Kashmir, The Hindu, 12 July 2006
- 8 killed, 43 injured in 5 grenade attacks in Srinagar, Daily Excelsior, 12 July 2006
- Secretary-General Appalled by Brutal Mumbai Bombing, Srinagar Grenade Attacks, Says, "Such Acts Cannot Possibly Be Excused by any Grievance", United Nations, 12 July 2006