15 civilians, 8 security men hurt in J&K grenade attacks

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jun 2018 08:47:45



AT LEAST 23 people, including eight security personnel, were injured on Monday in two grenade attacks by militants in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Kashmir, which has been witnessing a spurt in such incidents.

The first attack took place in Shopian district of south Kashmir where 16 people -- 12 civilians and four policemen -- were injured, a police official said. A grenade was hurled at the cops but it landed on the roadside in the busy market area, the official said.

In the second attack, militants hurled a grenade at CRPF personnel in Tahab Chowk in Pulwama district this evening, the official said. Four CRPF personnel and three civilians were injured in the blast, he added. Nearly a dozen grenade attacks have taken place in the valley since Thursday.