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Elderly man dies in grenade blast in Old city

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Gunman shoots civilian dead in Tral

Srinagar: A 62-year-old man died and another was injured in a grenade blast at Zainakadal area of Srinagar city on Friday evening.
A police official said that militants lobbed a grenade on a CRPF bunker at Zainakadal in Old City.
Two pedestrians suffered splinter injuries and were immediately shifted to SMHS hospital, the officer said.
“Among the injured, one person identified as Ghulam Nabi Ahanger (62), a resident of Astan Mohalla Zainakadal succumbed to his injuries,” he said. The deceased was a former PDD employee.
The officer identified the injured person as Rafiq Ahmad.
Soon after the incident, SOG, police and CRPF cordoned off the area and started searches to nab the attackers.
Earlier, a 30-year-old man was killed by unknown gunmen in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Reports said that the unknown gunmen fired upon the man identified as Shabir Ahmad Bhat (30) son of Mohammad Sideeq Bhat in Tral Town on Friday evening.
The incident occurred when Bhat was driving his car (Duster vehicle bearing registration number CH 01 AQ/ 8750) on Tral-Gamraz road.
“Bhat, a resident of Tral Payeen was hit at his head and was immediately shifted to Sub-District Tral hospital where he was declared brought dead.
A senior Police officer confirmed the killing and said the searches have been launched to track down the attackers.
Bhat was dealing with selling and purchasing of vehicles, the officer said. (GNS)

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