Militants hurl grenade at security forces in J&K’s Shopian; 16 injured

Militants hurl grenade at security forces in J&K’s Shopian; 16 injured

Militants hurl grenade at security forces in J&K’s Shopian; 16 injured

At least 16 people, including four policemen, were injured in a grenade attack in a busy market area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, the police said.

Militants hurled a grenade at security forces in Shopian town, resulting in injuries to at least 12 civilians and four cops, a police official said.

He said the area has been cordoned off and a search operation started to nab the attackers.

A girl who was among the injured was said to be in critical condition and rushed to a Srinagar hospital.

Hospital sources in Shopian identified two of the injured policemen as Station House Officer (SHO) Gulzar Ahmad and his security guard.

Militants have carried out a series of grenade attacks on security forces and politicians since last week despite New Delhi declaring a unilateral but conditional truce during the holy month of Ramzan.

Tejkaran Harsh

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