At least 11 people were injured on Thursday after a grenade bomb exploded in a mosque in Kashmir's Shopian district.

The incident took place early in the morning after Muslims offered prayers at the Jamia Trenz mosque in Shopian. Another live grenade was defused near the explosion spot.

"Eleven people were injured in a grenade explosion when they came out of the Jamia Trenz mosque in Shopian after offering morning prayers," a senior police official told IANS.

"The 'Nimazis' (those who offer daily Muslim prayers) discovered an inverted metallic tumbler in the mosque compound. When one of them tried to turn the tumbler straight, the grenade kept under it exploded," the official said.

A day before the explosion at the mosque, some unidentified militants attacked a patrol team of the security forces in Khanyar area of Srinagar. The militants hurled a grenade at the troop injuring Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI), two CRPF troopers and a civilian.