3 killed in grenade attack in Punjab

Amritsar: 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.