J-K: Militants hurl grenade at police station, one policeman injured

Special police officer (SPO) Samir Ahmad was injured in the incident.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:May 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Jammu and Kashmir, attack on police station, Srinagar police station A police station attacked by militants in old Srinagar city. (Source: ANI)

In an attack against the Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday, militants lobbed a grenade at a police station in old Srinagar city, which injured one policeman. The grenade exploded in the Safakadal station’s compound, a police official told news agency PTI. Special Police Officer (SPO) Samir Ahmad was injured in the incident, the official confirmed. Ahmad has been shifted to the police control room hospital, where his condition is said to be stable.

The latest attack comes a day after Defence Minister Arun Jaitley arrived in the state to take stock of the security situation. In a high-level meeting with Jaitley and Army Chief Bipin Rawat and other top Army officials in Srinagar yesterday, the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) was discussed; commanders were told to remain alert. The cordon and search operations in the Valley were also discussed.

“He was also briefed on the close coordination among all the government agencies towards bringing back normalcy in the region,” an Army spokesperson had said. “(The)Defence Minister urged all to ensure safety of the innocent people while dealing firmly with the inimical elements.”

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    jay komerath
    May 23, 2017 at 3:56 am
    Islam;ists in action-they cannot succeed- stan is doing this to divert attention from their internal problems
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      thenew
      May 18, 2017 at 11:45 pm
      The past ancestors of this kasmiri ppl were all Hindu. they were forced to convert, by hordes of izlamic barbarians from mideast, holding swords to their necks. so logically and rationally, they all now can go back to their origin and original Hinduism, or even midway like Buddhism.
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        thenew
        May 18, 2017 at 11:35 pm
        oldest biz of Islamic mullahs and stani ppl. jihhaad. drugs making, transport, s. woman , kids brutall suppress. this has been the main occupations, since ala born in @ 600 a.d.
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          jay komerath
          May 23, 2017 at 3:58 am
          Right you are
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