At least one killed in blast in Jammu, India

One person died and 30 were injured when a massive blast rocked Jammu bus station at about 12 noon on Thursday. Police speculate it might have been a grenade.

Thirty people injured in the blast were taken to the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital. Police Inspector General for Jammu Manish Kumar Sinha said that the police are following leads for further investigation into the matter. Early pictures from the blast site also showed damaged vehicles. The area has been cordoned off, and assessment is currently underway, Jammu police said in a briefing. Fifteen people have been detained so far for further questioning.

The bus stand is located at the heart of Jammu city and people have been asked to stay away from the spot. Police officials are on the spot and are inspecting the blast site. The blast comes on the backdrop of the unrest in the state against the February 14 Pulwama terror attack. The state has been on a high alert in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack that also triggered an escalation between India and Pakistan.