Kupwara Grenade attack: Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen claims responsibility
Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the grenade attack on army in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.
In an emailed statement to Srinagar based newsgathering agency Global News Service (GNS), the spokesman of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen said that its cadres carried out the attack by hurling grenade on army near State Bank of India on Haihama road in the frontier district.
The militant group said it had attacked headquarter of army's town commander in the town. In the attack, the spokesman claimed that four army men were killed while several others including town commander received injuries.
The injured army men were immediately airlifted by helicopters to Srinagar hospital, the spokesman claimed.
"At least five forces vehicles caught fire and later there were blasts which were heard from a long distance," the spokesman said.
He also claimed the cadres of the outfit attacked a forces party during intervening night of Oct 13/14 in Habba Kadal area.
In the incident many forces personnel either sustained injuries or get killed, the spokesman said.
He said that following the attack, there was chaos in the forces camp. The forces termed the blasts as gas cylinder blast so that they can deliberate upon successful attacks by the militants, he said.
After carried out twin attacks, the cadres of the outfit reached their destinations safely, the spokesman said, adding, "People should stay away from the Indian security installations including bunkers, patrolling parties and camps." (GNS)