Deputy commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha has confirmed the death of three people. Several others were injured and were rushed to the hospital
New Delhi: At least three people were killed and several were injured in a grenade attack in Nirankari Bhawan at Amritsar on Sunday.
The blast occurred at the congregation at Adliwala village in Amritsar, Amritsar SSP (Rural) Parampal Singh said.
According to multiple television reports, unidentified bikers threw explosives at a religious ceremony of Nirankari sect that was being held there.
Deputy commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha has confirmed the death of three people. Several others were injured and were rushed to the hospital.
According to reports, over 200 people were gathered at the congregation at Nirankari Bhavan. Following the attack, a red alert has been sounded in Delhi-NCR.
Sunil Jakhar, Punjab Congress chief said, "My condolences are with the families of those who lost lives in this incident. It is an attempt to disturb peace in Punjab. I believe all the security agencies should stay alert and coordinate with each other to maintain peace”.
Punjab was on alert following an input claiming that a group of six to seven JeM terrorists were reportedly in the state, possibly in Ferozepur area.
The state was put on alert after four persons snatched an SUV from its driver at gunpoint near Madhopur in Pathankot district last week.
Here's how politicians and eminent personalities reacted to the incident:
It all started on 13 April 1978 like this.ISI has activated Khalistan File again. US wants Pak to rein in conjoined Afghan/Kashmir focused terrorists as US looking for an out in AF.With 10 th Aniv of 26/11 coming up Pak has let proxies loose.MUST PROTECT OUR PEACE @capt_amarinder https://t.co/18kjvYMEwU— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) November 18, 2018
I appeal to the people of Punjab to maintain peace in wake of Amritsar bomb blast. I urge them not to panic and to remain calm. We will not let the forces of terror destroy our hard earned peace.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 18, 2018
Deeply anguished by the death of innocent people in a grenade attack at Amritsar in Punjab today. It is a reprehensible act of violence. My condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in this attack and prayers for speedy recovery of the injured. 1/2— राजनाथ सिंह (@rajnathsingh) November 18, 2018
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