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Grenade hurled at temporary police post in Tral, cop injured

Srinagar: Militants hurled a grenade at a temporary police post at Tral’s Aripal village in Pulwama district on Saturday night in which one Special Police Officer (SPO) suffered minor injuries.

Jammu and Kashmir authorities imposed curfew in three towns including Tral, the native town of slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani.

Officials said that in the grenade was lobbed late in the evening. A policeman was injured in the blast.

The injured was shifted to a hospital for treatment; he said and is stated to be in stable condition.

Police and armed forces have been deployed across Kashmir to restrict protests on the death anniversary of the slain Hizb commander.

Burhan was killed last year on July 8, in an encounter with the Indian Armed forces, catalyzing a massive uprising and prolonged period of curfews and shutdowns across the valley, in which as many as 85 people were killed and thousands of others were injured in daily clashes between the Indian Armed Forces and the protesters for a period of over four months.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), including Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), on Saturday asked the people to march to Tral to pay tributes to Wani on his death anniversary.

Normal life came to a standstill in the Valley due to curfews, and restrictions, after a strike call given by the resistance leaders. The curfew had also been imposed in Sophian town of south Kashmir and Trehgam in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

 

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