One injured in grenade attack

One person was injured when unidentified men tossed a hand grenade towards a paramilitary forces bunker in Srinagar.

Written by Express News Service | Srinagar | Published:February 19, 2009 12:30 pm

One person was injured when unidentified men tossed a hand grenade towards a paramilitary forces bunker in an uptown locality of Srinagar on Wednesday evening. The police blamed militants for the grenade attack.

A police spokesman in Srinagar said that on Wednesday evening,unidentified militants hurled a grenade towards the bunker of 73 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force at Magarmal Bagh which missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside. Police said that splinters hit one Javed Ahmad Sheikh son of Sonaullah of Kulgam who was moving in the area. The injured Sheikh was rushed to hospital for treatment. Soon after the incident police and CRPF cordoned the area and carried out search in the area. But police said no one was arrested and the militants managed to escape.

Police registered a case police station Shergari and has started investigation into the grenade attack.

Meanwhile,Police said that they apprehended a militant of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Police said that Kulgam Police and troops of 9-Rastriya Rifles apprehended Sabzar Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Hamid of Ukai Kulgam at village Guder after a specfic information. Police said that Bhat was associated with LeT. The spokesman said that one hand grenade was recovered from his possession. Police has registered a case in this regard.

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