10 injured in Sopur blast
Sopur, Dec 25: At least ten persons, including two paramilitary CRPF troopers, were wounded in a grenade explosion in this north Kashmir town on Friday.
“The blast occurred when people were coming out of a local Masjid after offering Friday prayers. The grenade hit a horse-cart and exploded with a big bang,” witnesses told Greater Kashmir.
The injured were rushed to the sub-district hospital Sopur from where one of the injured Ghulam Muhammad was rushed to Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura for the specialized treatment.
Locals said police and CRPF had been deployed in strength in the area prior to the blast to prevent people from taking out any pro-freedom procession. “They (CRPF men) were closely observing every pedestrian. But we couldn’t comprehend how and wherefrom the grenade was thrown,” locals said.
The Block Medial Officer Sopur, Dr Zubair, said, condition of all the injured persons was stable. “Splinters had penetrated deep into the body of Ghulam Muhammad so we had to shift him to Srinagar for treatment, he too is out of danger.”
The Station House Officer Sopur, Aziz Qadri, said the attackers targeted the CRPF men deployed in Gadhe kocha area in the market. “We deploy men for law and order there and the attackers targeted them,” he said.
The SHO said only four civilians and two CRPF men were injured in the attack “But none among them is severely injured.”
Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 Dec 2009 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 Dec 2009 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 Dec 2009 00:00:00 IST
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