4 grenade attacks in 24 hours
Policeman Injured In Sopore
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Aug 1: Suspected militants carried out four grenade attacks during the last 24 hours across the Valley resulting in injuries to a policeman and damage to some vehicles, police said here.
Suspected militants hurled a grenade on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in uptown Channapora locality of Srinagar Wednesday afternoon, police said. They said that the grenade was hurled towards a picket manned by 154th battalion personnel of CRPF at Byepass Bridge.
Police said the grenade fell short of the target and exploded on the roadside, without causing any harm.
Eyewitnesses said that the grenade explosion created panic in the area and people were seen running for cover. Heavy contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) reached the spot and carried out search operation. “No one has been arrested so far. We are investigating,” said in-charge police post Channapora.
Wednesday’s grenade attack at Channapora is the second such attack in the area in recent times. In May, police found an IED fitted in an abandoned car in the same area. A day after the recovery, 14 people including 10 civilians were injured in two grenade attacks in Sopore and Batamaloo areas of the Srinagar.
In Nagri village of Kupwara, unidentified militants today hurled a grenade at the residential house of village Sarpanch Muhammad Rustum Dar. Though there was no loss of life, the windowpanes of the house were damaged due to the explosion. Police have registered a case and started investigations.
Police said that unknown militants hurled a grenade on Police Station Sopore Tuesday evening. The grenade exploded in the premises of the Police Station, resulting in damage to the vehicles parked in the compound. Police registered a case in this regard and have started investigation.
In another incident in the town, suspected militants carried out a grenade attack in Iqbal Market Tuesday evening, resulting in injuries to a policeman.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 1 Aug 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 1 Aug 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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