2006 Srinagar bombings

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2006 Srinagar bombings
Location Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
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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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. Bombing toll rises to 190 in India [archive], 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 [archive], The Tribune, 12 July 2006
  3. 7 tourists killed in Kashmir [archive], Dawn. 12 July 2006
  4. Not in our name [archive], Salon, 12 July 2006
  5. Eight killed, 37 injured in grenade attacks in Kashmir [archive], The Hindu, 12 July 2006
  6. 8 killed, 43 injured in 5 grenade attacks in Srinagar [archive], 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" [archive], United Nations, 12 July 2006