A civilian was killed and 25 persons were injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar on Sunday, the police said. The injured persons include a policeman. The attack took place at a busy market near the Srinagar’s Amira Kadal Bridge.

The police have described the incident as an “act of terrorism”. A senior police official alleged that suspected militants lobbed the grenade towards security forces at the Hari Singh High Street, PTI reported.

The civilian who died has been identified as 70-year-old Mohammad Aslam Makhdoomi, a resident of Srinagar’s Nowhatta area. One girl who sustained injuries in the explosion is in a critical condition, the police said.

Visuals tweeted by ANI showed security personnel deployed at the site of the grenade attack.

The injured persons have been taken to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar, a police official told PTI.

Security personnel have cordoned off the site of the attack and police have started investigation to arrest the culprits, the official added.

Political leaders across party lines condemned the attack and expressed hope for the speedy recovery of those who were injured.

National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said that he condemns the “deplorable attack” in the strongest possible terms. “May the deceased find place in Jannat [heaven] & may the injured make a complete and speedy recovery,” he said.

Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti alleged that India and Pakistan were doing nothing “to end the conflict & stop this bloodshed”.

People’s Conference leader Sajad Lone described the incident as “yet another utterly insane attack by terrorists”.

Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Altaf Thakur said that the attack was a barbaric and cowardly act, according to PTI. “Lobbing a grenade at a busy place is an act of frustration on part of militants,” he said.