Civilian injured in grenade attack in Srinagar, says police

Armed forces personnel stands deployed in Srinagar.[FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: A civilian was injured after unknown persons hurled a grenade on CRPF Bunker near Hawal Chowk in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Sunday evening.

A senior police officer said that militants lobbed grenade towards CRPF Bunker of 28 BN near Hawal Chowk.

However, the grenade missed the intended target and exploded on roadside.

In this incident, a civilian namely Sameer Ahmed Malla, son of Manzoor Ahmed Malla, a resident of Habak received splinter injury, he was immediately shifted to nearby hospital for treatment, the officer added.

The area has been cordoned off by the joint team of armed forces personnel and searches are going on.

Meanwhile, Srinagar police in a tweet said, “There was an attempt to throw grenade on a CRPF vehicle in crowded area of MK chowk it missed target & caused minor splinter injury to one local boy. Operations launched in area to nab the culprit”.

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