Jammu: One person was killed and 30 others were injured on Thursday when a grenade was rolled under a packed parked bus in Jammu's main bus stand and exploded, police said.
The incident occurred around 11.30 a.m. when the General Bus Stand, as it is known, was teeming with people.
Inspector General of Police Manish Kumar Sinha said the grenade was rolled under a parked bus that was headed to Uttarakhand.
The explosion also injured passengers in a nearby parked bus which was set to leave for Amritsar in Punjab.
One of the badly wounded civilians succumbed to his injuries in a hospital, Sinha said. He has been identified as a 20-year-old man from Uttarakhand.
"Four others have suffered critical injuries," a police officer said.
The area was cordoned off after the explosion but the suspected militant merged into the crowd and escaped.
Later, the Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told reporters that police had arrested Yasir alias Arhaan of Kulgam district in the Kashmir Valley who had thrown the grenade.
"He was caught while trying to flee from the explosion site," he said.
Some witnesses said they initially thought the sound had been caused by a tyre burst.
"At first, we thought it was a tyre burst. But when we approached the site, we saw people lying injured and in critical condition," said Sunil Kumar, 26.
Thursday's is the third such attack at the Jammu General Bus Stand by militants in the last nine months.