DOC among 4 hurt in grenade attack

Hideout busted in Dacchigam

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, May 14:  In a major breakthrough, Army today busted a militant hideout in Dacchigam forests that is visited by high profile people including Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
A defence spokesman while giving details said that in a major combing operation based on specific intelligence inputs, 7 Rashtriya Rifles (Punjab), busted a terrorist hideout in Dachhigam reserve forest.
The spokesman said that a cache of arms and ammunition was recovered, which included 3 AK-56 rifles, one pistol, four grenades, 12 AK-56 magazine, one radio set and large quantity of ammunition.
He said that this was a major haul of arms and ammunition recovered in this area in a long time. 7 Rashtriya Rifles has been instrumental in sanitizing the area and limiting militant movement in the general area of Dachhigam reserve forest, he added.
The incident has limited the capacity of militants to carry out any action in the Valley and thwarted their maligned intentions to disrupt the peace and tranquility prevailing in Valley, the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, four people were injured in a grenade attack in Sagam area of South Kashmir district of Anantnag this afternoon.
Police said that grenade was hurled in Sangam on the national highway. The grenade hit a doctor’s clinic, injuring 4 persons.
Police identified the three civilians as Dr. Manzoor Ahmad resident of Litter, Pulwama, Mohammad Ashraf resident of Panzgam and Javed Ahmad resident of Wachi, who were injured in the incident.
Police said all injured have been shifted to SDH Bijbehara. Among the injured Dr. Manzoor and Mohammad Ashraf have been referred to SKIMS for further treatment.
Senior police officers rushed to the spot and traffic was restored on the highway. The wounded were immediately removed to hospital for medical treatment and one of them was stated to be critical.
The attack triggered panic in the town and so far, no militant group has claimed responsibility for this attack.