Srinagar: Militants struck twice on CRPF
personnel within three hours in Pulwama district of Kashmir,
leaving nine persons, including two CRPF jawans injured,
police said today.
The first attack took place at around 3 PM when ultras
lobbed a grenade at the mobile bunker vehicle of 182 Battalion
CRPF in Pulwama town, 32 kms from here, resulting in injuries
to seven people, including two CRPF personnel, Superintendent
of Police Pulwama Abdul Razak told PTI.
The injured included two CRPF personnel, four men and
a woman, he said.
The attack took place when Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah was chairing the district development board meeting
for Pulwama less than a kilometre away, official sources said.
It caused panic among the passers as security forces
cordoned off the area, they said, adding normalcy was restored
within 30 minutes.
Militants struck again at around 6 PM this evening,
when they lobbed a grenade at a CRPF party at Kakapora town,
20 kms from here in the district, a police spokesman said.
He said the grenade missed the intended target and
exploded by the roadside, causing injuries to two civilians.
No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the
attacks so far.