J&K: Grenade attack in Anantnag kills one civilian, injures four including a CRPF jawan

Giving details of the attack in Anantnag, a police officer said the militants hurled a grenade in Achabal Bus stand around 2 pm, causing splinter injuries to a CRPF jawan and five pedestrians.

Written by Vijdan Saleem | Srinagar | Updated: July 25, 2015 3:56:06 pm

A civilian was killed and four others including a CRPF jawan were wounded after unidentified men lobbed a grenade in Achabal in south Kashmir’s Anantnag District on Saturday afternoon.

Officials said that the grenade which was aimed at a CRPF patrol deployed in the area missed the target and exploded near the bus stand.

“The blast took place in the afternoon at Achbal bus stand,” said SP Anantnag Abdul Jabbar. “The injured civilians have been shifted to the hospital for treatment.”

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The police officer said that they are investigating the incident.

A police official said that a critically injured civilian succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Soon after the attack, additional security personnel were rushed to the spot and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants.

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