"Some unidentified militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF party at Drangbal on the national highway in Pampore which exploded causing splinter injuries to two CRPF personnel and as many civilians," a police officer said.
Though the Army and Police don’t have an accurate information about the number of militants present in the dense forests, they have received inputs that seven to nine militants could be present in the area.
PC supporters who had come from North Kashmir’s Handwara and Kupwara areas were left dejected when Sajjad Lone didn’t address the rally, though he was present on the stage along with other cabinet ministers.
Two army jawans were killed today as Pakistani troops pounded Indian positions with mortars and machine guns in Gurez sector in Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC) in yet another ceasefire violation.
Geelani had approached government seeking permission for the march at Tourist Reception Center Ground that is only few hundred metres away from the venue where Prime Minister Modi will be addressing a rally.
As the army was busy in searching the area, militants opened fire that triggered an encounter in which two local militants of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed. A junior commissioned officer of army was also killed in the encounter.