Militants lob grenade on police post, trigger blast in Pulwama
Srinagar: Suspected militants on Friday evening lobbed a grenade on police post Urdu Bazar in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar, officials said. However, no loss of life or injury was reported. Militants also triggered a low intensity blast in south Kashmir’s Pulwama area, police sources said.
Officials said that militants hurled a grenade towards police post Urdu Bazar this evening. They added that no loss of life or injury was reported in the attack as the grenade missed the intended target.
Officials further said that the manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers.
Meanwhile, suspected militants triggered off a low intensity improvised explosive device (IED) in Dangerpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district earlier during the day, officials said.
However, they said there was no loss of life or injury reported in the explosion which was of low intensity.
A senior police officer said that the small sized IED was placed near a shop ” there was no loss of life or injury in the incident,” he said.
The area, he said, was cordoned off and investigations were taken up.
In another such incident militants tossed a grenade towards a police vehicle near the Kupwara bus stand in north Kashmir.
However, the grenade did not explode and nobody was injured.
Sources said that the militants targeted the road opening party of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir Police when they were checking the local vehicles.
They said the rusty grenade missed the target and didn’t explode.
Security Forces cordoned off the whole area and conducted search operation, however, no arrests were made.
A police official said that case against unknown militants has been registered and investigation taken up.