Multiple grenade attacks in J-K; 10 CRPF personnel injured in Tral

A police official said, "The grenade exploded inside the camp, causing splinter injuries to three jawans. They were taken to a hospital and the area around the camp was cordoned off to nab the unidentified militants."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 10:36 pm
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At least ten CRPF personnel were injured, out of which three are critical after militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF camp in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, according to the news agency PTI.

A police official was quoted, “The camp was housed by troops of the 180th battalion of CRPF at Ladiyar village of Tral, 35 kilometers from Srinagar”, as saying by the PTI.

He further said, “The grenade exploded inside the camp, causing splinter injuries to three jawans. They were taken to a hospital and the area around the camp was cordoned off to nab the unidentified militants.”

Few hours later, a series of grenade attacks on CRPF personnel were reported in different regions of the Kashmir Valley. While one took place at Padgampora in Pulwama district by motorcycle-borne militants, another took place at a police station in Pulwama. Besides these, in an another incident later, the militants lobbed grenade at a CRPF camp in Pahalgam’s Sarnal as well.

Meanwhile, militants on Tuesday fired upon an Army camp of 22 Rashtriya Rifles at Pazalpora in North Kashmir. The militants fled after retaliation by the Army. Also, weapons were snatched at Anantnag’s Anchidora at the house of retired Justice Mohammad Athar. 4 x SLRs rifles were taken and two Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) are injured in the incident, according to the ANI.

In a similar incident on Monday, at least two CRPF personnel were injured after militants fired UBGL grenade at a camp in the same region. A police official had said that militants had fired the grenade from an underbarrel grenade launcher (UBGL) on the camp of the CRPF’s 180 battalion located at the main town in Tral area, adding that the explosion caused minor injuries to two CRPF personnel.

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