3 killed, 10 injured in grenade blast at religious congregation in India

Baku, November 18, AZERTAC

At least three people were killed and ten injured in an explosion inside the Nirankari Bhavan at Adliwal village near Amritsar’s Rajasansi, India, on Sunday, police said, according to local daily newspaper Tribune.

Inspector General SPS Parmar said at least 10 people were injured in the blast. Initial reports said two armed, masked people on a motorcycle forced their way inside by brandishing pistol at a woman deputed at the gate. Once inside, they threw a hand grenade at the religious congregation and escaped.

Congress MLA Raj Kumar Verka, who visited the scene of crime, said it was a security and intelligence lapse, and blamed both central and state governments for the incident.

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