Grenade attack by militants left three cops injured
JeM claims responsibility
Srinagar: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of police and two traffic cops were injured in a grenade blast near Zero Bridge in Rajbagh area of Srinagar city on Thursday afternoon, police said.
Reports said that suspected militants lobbed a grenade on a police party near Zero Bridge in Rajbagh during afternoon as the grenade exploded with a big band creating panic in the area.
The blast left three policemen including an ASI and two traffic policemen injured as the trio sustained splinter injuries and were evacuated to SMHS hospital for treatment.
The injured has been identified as Iqbal Singh (ASI of JKAP 14 Bn) and traffic policemen HarisManzoor (SPO) and Sanullah (Head Constable).
While ASI Iqbal has sustained splinter injuries to both of his legs, Haris suffered an injury to the back side of his neck and Sanullah suffered injuries in his right leg.
SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray confirmed the attack and subsequent injuries to the ASI and two traffic cops.
Soon after the incident, government forces launched a search operation in the area to nab the attackers, sources said.
According to an official reinforcements were rushed to the place of incident and the area was cordoned off.
Meanwhile, militant outfirJaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibly of the grenade attack on the forces’ party at Raj Bagh.
A JeM spokesperson, identified as Muhammad Hassan in a statement issued to a local news gathering agency (GNS) claimed that two forces personnel were killed and 6 critically injured in the attack.