- Terrorists lobbed two grenades near busy bus stand in Tral
- Located 20 miles south of Srinagar, a minister escapes unhurt
- His driver is injured, 12 security personnel also hurt
"It is a loss of life, which I am very terribly sad about, my survival doesn't give me a feeling of relief because I feel guilty somewhere because I was there and these people attacked", said Mr Akhtar.
Among the dead are an 85-year-old man and a 22-year-old student Pinti Kaur, who was doing a Masters at the Islamic University. 30 people were injured too, including eight CRPF men and four Jammu and Kashmir policemen. The injured have been moved to a hospital in Srinagar.
"They are our own children, we still feel that they are alienated, they are angry, may be they have a reason or they don't have, but they have to see the futility of violence", said Mr Akhtar.