12 students injured in blast at private coaching centre in Kashmir

Srinagar:  Twelve students were injured at a private coaching centre in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday when one of the students was reportedly fiddling with a grenade he had, said police sources.

All the injured students were rushed to a nearby hospital. The incident took place in Kakapora town.

“Initial reports indicate it was a grenade explosion but not hurled from outside,” a police officer said. “It seems a student was carrying it with him and it exploded while he was fiddling with it.”

(This is a developing story, and shall be updated as soon as more details are received on the incident)

(With inputs from IANS)