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Srinagar attack: Police says grenade thrower arrested

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Armed forces stand near spot as civilians were injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar on January 25, 2022. [FPK Photo/ Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the person involved in the grenade attack at Hari Singh High Street in Srinagar.

“Police arrested grenade thrower who was involved in today’s incident at Hari Singh High Street Srinagar in which a few civilians and one police personnel got injured,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.

He added, “Chronic stone pelter Aijaz Wani, son of Fayaz Wani, a resident of Fatehkadal, Srinagar lobbed the grenade on civilians. “Investigation is going on,” he said.

Earlier in the day, eight civilians were injured in the grenade attack.

Official sources said that a grenade was lobbed towards the Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF party this afternoon, leaving eight civilians wounded.

The injured were later shifted to hospital for treatment, the officials said, adding that the windowpanes of a shop, located near the site of the incident also got damaged.

 

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