J&K: Militants hurl hand grenade at security forces in Srinagar, 7 civilians injured

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 (17:14 IST)
Srinagar: At least seven civilians were injured when militants hurled a hand grenade towards a parked vehicle of security forces in Srinagar Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of CRPF Kishore told reporters that militants lobbed a hand grenade towards a bunker vehicle of SSB parked at Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) Tuesday afternoon. However, the grenade after hitting the vehicle exploded on the road in which two civilians were injured. We evacuated the injured to hospital.

He said the area was immediately cordoned off and a massive search operation was launched to nab the militants.

Mr Kishore said some vehicles and nearby shops also suffered damage due to the impact of the blast.

Meanwhile, local shopkeepers said seven persons, including a woman, were injured in the blast.

The blast occurred at a time when former Congress president Rahul Gandhi was in Srinagar at Sonawar area, about three kms from HSHS. (UNI)

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