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Cop among seven wounded in Srinagar grenade attack

Samaan Lateef
Srinagar, January 25

Seven civilians and a police officer were wounded after suspected militants hurled a grenade on security forces at Hari Singh High Street in Srinagar on Tuesday amidst heightened security for the Republic Day celebrations.

Security force personnel and members of media are seen at the site of a grenade explosion in Srinagar on Tuesday. Reuters photo

The grenade was tossed at a bulletproof police vehicle, puncturing its tyre, and also damaging three nearby shops. The splinters hit seven pedestrians including an inspector of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and three women, a police official told The Tribune.

“Seven persons were injured after militants hurled a grenade towards a police vehicle in Srinagar,” officials said.

The attack took place barely 1 km away from the venue for the Republic Day celebrations, which unlike the past will not see snapping of internet and other communication services in Kashmir.

For the past two weeks, security forces were conducting regular patrolling in Srinagar and frisking civilians ahead of Republic Day.

Security force personnel and members of media are seen at the site of a grenade explosion in Srinagar on Tuesday. Reuters photo

The injured persons were immediately removed to a nearby hospital, where doctors stated their condition as stable.

A police official said a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is on.

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