Three killed, several wounded in grenade attack on gurdwara in Amritsar

18 Nov, 2018 9:51 pm

AMRITSAR (92 News) – At least three people were killed in a grenade attack at Nirankari Bhawan gurdwara in Amritsar on Sunday.

According to the Indian media, police officer Dinesh Singh said that about 15 wounded people were hospitalised.

Indian media reported that the congregation at the gurdwara — that is located in Amritsar’s Adliwal village — was attacked by two unidentified persons on a motorcycle. Eyewitnesses said that the attackers also had assault rifles.

Police officer Dinesh Singh also said that the two masked men threw the grenade at a prayer hall. It exploded away from the main congregation in the compound, where hundreds of devotees were praying, he said.

The injured are being treated in the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital and Ivy Hospital in Amritsar. Authorities have not yet blamed anyone for the attack.



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