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Grenade Blast Near Mosque At Shopian In Jammu And Kashmir Leaves 11 Injured

Indian police officers examine the wreckage of a car destroyed in an explosion in Bijbehara town, some 28 miles (45 kilometers) south of Srinagar India,Thursday, March 22, 2012. A bomb exploded Thursday in a car outside the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing the driver and wounding at least 23 other people in what police said may have been an accident involving suspected rebels. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

SRINAGAR— At least 11 people were injured in a grenade explosion in a mosque compound in Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday.

"Eleven people were injured in a grenade explosion when they came out of the Jamia Trenz mosque in Shopian after offering morning prayers.

"The 'Nimazis' (those who offer daily Muslim prayers) discovered an inverted metallic tumbler in the mosque compound. When one of them tried to turn the tumbler straight, the grenade kept under it exploded," a senior police official told IANS.

The incident happened around 6:30 am in the Trenz area when people were coming out of the mosque after morning prayers.

"People found a glass-like object near a shoe rack outside the main prayer hall of the mosque. When one of them tried to remove it, the grenade kept under it exploded," a police official told NDTV.

On Wednesday, four people, including an officer of the Jammu and Kashmir police, two CRPF troopers and a civilian, were injured in Khanyar area here when militants hurled a grenade at a patrol party of the security forces.

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