Grenade attack in Punjab, 3 killed

Amritsar: Police personnel present at the site where two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a religious congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Nov 18, 2018. At least three people were killed and 10 others injured in the attack that took place on the campus of the Nirankari sect in Adliwal village, about 15 km from Amritsar. (Photo: IANS)

Amritsar (IANS): At least three people were killed and 10 others injured on Sunday when a grenade exploded after it was flung at a religious gathering in Punjab's Amritsar district, police said.

Two youths, their faces covered, rode to the venue of the Nirankari sect's congregation in Rajasansi area, lobbed the grenade and escaped, a police officer said. There were around 500 people at the venue.

The attack came amid a high alert issued by the Punjab Police that six-seven terrorists had entered the state.

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