Indian police arrested a minor over a grenade attack in Kashmir that killed two and left more than 30 people injured, saying the suspect claimed he was paid by a terror group to carry out the bombing.

The 15-year-old suspect carried the grenade in his school lunch box to evade detection at checkpoints and was paid Rs50,000 (£550) by a member of the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, Indian police said on Friday.

The attack took place on Thursday lunchtime, resulting in the death of a 17-year-old boy and and injuries to 32 others. A second man died from his injuries on Friday morning.

Indian officials said this meant that terror groups were using minors for terror attacks in Kashmir, a tactic used in the past but not in recent years.

Read more: The Telegraph (UK)