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17 students injured in Indian madrassa explosion

An explosion in a madrassa in south Kashmir's Pulwama, 35 km away from Srinagar, injured 17 students.

Kanal24 reports citing RIA Novosti.

As a result of the explosion, six people were seriously injured by shrapnel and were rushed to the hospital of Srinagar, while 11 of the victims are treated in a local hospital.

The nature of the explosion is currently investigated.

Local media say that the explosion occurred when one of the students began to play with a grenade which he brought with him. News on the explosion sparked clashes between local residents and security forces.

00:27 14.02.2019