An explosion has taken place near Jammu bus stand. The area has been cordoned off, and assessment is currently underway.
There are some injuries in the incident and the injured have been rushed to a hospital, news agency ANI reported.
J&K: Blast at Jammu bus stand. Injured admitted to hospital. Area has been cordoned off by security personnel pic.twitter.com/utO7RX0GOp
— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2019
Five people have been injured in the blast. The blast is likely to have taken place inside a bus. Early visuals from the blast site also showed damaged vehicles, reported Times Now.
Some reports suggested that it could be a grenade blast. Times Now TV channel, however, reported that the nature of the explosion was yet unclear. The bus stand is located at the heart of Jammu city and people have been asked to stay away from the spot. Police officials are on the spot and are inspecting the blast site.
The blast comes on the backdrop of the unrest in the state on the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack. The state has been on a high alert in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack that also triggered an escalation between India and Pakistan.
“According to eyewitnesses, five people were standing at the sdite when the explosion took place. “We thought that it was a tyre burst, but soon it was realised that it was a blast,” one of the eyewitnesses told Times Now channel.