Grenade blast near police station injures 2 in Awantipora

Two civilians received minor injuries on Thursday after militants hurled a grenade on a joint CRPF and police party deployed near police station Awantipora.

A police official said that a grenade was hurled towards the joint party of security forces deployed near police station Awantipora. The grenade exploded with a bang leaving two people with minor injuries and damaging glass panes some vehicles parked nearby.

Following the attack the area was cordoned off and security forces’ reinforcements were rushed to the spot.

Residents said the loud bang caused panic in the area and panicked people ran towards their homes.