Grenade attack on CRPF troops in Srinagar, 2 civilians injured


At least two civilians were injured after suspected terrorists hurled a grenade on CRPF personnel at Habak Chowk of Srinagar on Wednesday afternoon.

Following the attack on CRPF personnel, security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.

Officials said the grenade, which was lobbed at CRPF soldiers at Habak in Srinagar, missed the target and exploded nearby causing injuries to at least two people.

Sources have told India Today that the grenade was lobbed over the wall from inside the Kashmir University.

Earlier this month, suspected terrorists had hurled a grenade on CRPF personnel in Kawdara locality in Srinagar, resulting in injuries to a 16-year-old boy, police said.

However, there was no injury to any CRPF personnel as the grenade missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside, a police official had said.

Unidentified terrorists lobbed the grenade to target CRPF personnel posted in Kawdara, causing panic among the people, the official had said. A boy, who was moving on the road, received minor splinter injuries, when the grenade exploded, the official said.

Two private vehicles were damaged in the attack, he added. No outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the blast.