Srinagar: Militants today made an abortive
attempt to target a security picket with a grenade in Sopore
town of North Kashmir.
Unidentified militants hurled a grenade towards the CRPF
picket at the entrance of the State Bank of India building in
the main town, 55 kms from here in Baramulla district, this
morning, official sources said.
They said the grenade failed to explode and was later
defused by a bomb disposal squad.
Police, assisted by CRPF, cordoned off the whole area and
conducted a search operation but no one was arrested, the
Sopore has witnessed a spurt in militant activities since
December last year, prompting authorities to declare it as a
separate police district recently.