2006 Srinagar bombings

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2006 Srinagar bombings
Srinagar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar
Srinagar
Location of attacks
Location Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates 34°05′24″N 74°47′24″E / 34.09000°N 74.79000°E / 34.09000; 74.79000Coordinates: 34°05′24″N 74°47′24″E / 34.09000°N 74.79000°E / 34.09000; 74.79000
Date 11 July 2006
11:40 am IST (UTC+5.30)
Attack type
Bombings
Weapons Grenades
Deaths 8
Non-fatal injuries
43
Suspected perpetrators
Lashkar-e-Taiba

11 July 2006 Srinagar bombings consisted of five grenade attacks by militants, killing 8 people and injuring 43 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.[1]

Attacks

The attack took place within an hour of the departure of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's conclusion of a two-day round table conference.[2] 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.[3] 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. The last grenade was thrown at a taxi stand at 3:00 pm. Among those injured was a 3-year-old American girl Hana.[4]

Aftermath

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[5][6] These bombings happened on the same day as 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings and were overshadowed by them.

Reaction

UN secretary general Kofi Annan condemned both the attacks saying "Such Acts Cannot Possibly Be Excused by any Grievance"[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ 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.'
  2. ^ 6 tourists among 8 killed; 37 hurt, The Tribune, 12 July 2006
  3. ^ 7 tourists killed in Kashmir, Dawn. 12 July 2006
  4. ^ Not in our name, Salon, 12 July 2006
  5. ^ Eight killed, 37 injured in grenade attacks in Kashmir, The Hindu, 12 July 2006
  6. ^ 8 killed, 43 injured in 5 grenade attacks in Srinagar, Daily Excelsior, 12 July 2006
  7. ^ 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
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