3 CRPF men among 4 injured in grenade attack
SRINAGAR, Sept 4 : Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and a civilian were injured in a grenade attack in Sangrama area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district today.
Militants lobbed a grenade on CRPF party at Sangrama Chowk this morning. Three CRPF men and a civilian received splinter injuries in the attack. They were removed to hospital for treatment. Their condition is stable.
The injured CRPF men have been identified as Constable Radey Shyam, Constable Shakeel and Constable Daram Das Tiwari and civilian as Hilal Ahmed Khandey son of Abdul Qayoom Khandey of Sopore.
Security forces immediately reached the spot and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants responsible for the attack. Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) has claimed responsibility for the grenade attack.
Security forces this evening cordoned off Kharpora Arwani in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district after reports about presence of a group of Hizbul Mujahideen militants hiding in the area. As the security forces cordoned off the area, people came out in large numbers to disrupt the operation. They pelted stones on the security forces leading to clashes. The security forces fired tear smoke to quell the protests. Sources said that the militants managed to escape from the village.
Security forces today launched searches in the upper reaches of Sheeri in district Baramulla after inputs about presence of a group of three militants including two foreigners in the area.
A joint team of Baramulla Police, 53 Batallion CRPF, and 46 RR of Army this morning cordoned off the upper reaches of Sheeri after they received inputs that three militants of LeT including two foreigners are hiding in the village. The searches are on but so far militants have not been traced.
Another joint operation was launched by Baramulla Police and 52 RR of Army in Kandi, Baramulla this morning. The operation was launched to prevent the militants group from fleeing to that area.
In the meantime, shutdown was observed in Pulwama against killing of a youth in Gusoo village yesterday. The class work in all the higher secondary schools in Pulwama, Rajpora and Kakapora tehsils of the district remained suspended to prevent any law and order problem in the area.