Jawan injured in grenade attack by militants

An Army jawan was injured in a grenade attack by militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2013, 15:09 PM IST

Srinagar: An Army jawan was on Thursday injured in a grenade attack by militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Unidentified militants hurled a grenade on a patrol party of Rashtriya Rifles at Imam Sahib in Shopian town, 52 kms from here, this afternoon, officials said.

The grenade exploded causing splinter injuries to a jawan who was evacuated to hospital.

The whole area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants involved in the attack, the officials said.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the grenade attack.

PTI