Attack of Grenade on Kathua temple missed the target, panic triggered

On Wednesday night, terrorists lobbed a grenade at a temple in the Jammu and Kashmir district of Kathua, but it missed the target and exploded nearby, causing panic among the citizens there, a senior police officer said.

The attack comes within days of police arresting four militant associates and scuttling their separate plans, at the behest of their handlers in Pakistan, to cause grenade blasts in Poonch and Jammu districts with the aim of disrupting peace in the Jammu area and harming group brotherhood.

A day earlier, three militant associates were arrested and six grenades were seized from them in Poonch district as police said they were planning to carry out a grenade attack at a religious place with the intention to harm the communal harmony in the border district.