Srinagar, May 7: Six security personnel and a civilian were injured in a grenade explosion at Nawabazar area of Srinagar today.
An official said that at 4:50 pm militants tossed a grenade at the joint party of police and CRPF’s 23 battalion at Nawabazar area of Srinagar.
Six security personnel including a police man sustained injuries. A civilian was also injured in the blast taking the total number of injuries to seven.
All the injured CRPF men are stable and out of danger.
They have been identified as constable Hareesh Kumar, constable Vijay Kumar, Constable Surinder, head constable G D Mudlagiri, and ASI Prem Sab, all from the CRPF’s 23 battalion. “The injured police man has been identified as Constable Fayaz Ahmed of police station M R Gunj while as the civilian has been identified as Hazik Ali Digoo of Chanapora area of Srinagar.
Soon after the attack, senior police and CRPF men rushed to the area to take stock of the situation. Searches were also launched in and around the area to nab the attackers.