Militants target securitymen in Kashmir attacks

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 23:21

Srinagar: Militants on Tuesday carried out four
attacks targeting security personnel in as many hours in the
Kashmir Valley, injuring three CRPF jawans and a policeman.

Two grenade were lobbed on security installations in
central Srinagar in a span of about five minutes followed by
an aborted attempt to target a police party with a grenade in
south Kashmir`s Shopian district. Later a policeman was shot
at and injured in nearby Anantnag district, prompting
authorities to tighten vigil.

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the
attacks which come barely four days after Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah announced plans to revoke Armed Forces Special Powers
Act from certain parts of the state.

The first incident occurred at Maisuma area near Lal Chowk
when the ultras hurled a grenade targeting a CRFF bunker
outside Dashnami Akhara building at 12:25 pm, official
sources said.

The grenade exploded resulting in injuries to three CRPF
jawans who were admitted to a hospital.

Minutes later, another grenade was hurled by militants
at a police post in Batmaloo, less than a kilometre away from
site of the first blast, the sources said.

No one was injured in the Batmaloo blast.

Police and CRPF personnel cordoned off both the sites and
detained a suspect for questioning.

As the security agencies were looking for clues to
identify and nab the attackers behind the twin grenade
attacks, militants made another attempt to target policemen in
Shopian district of South Kashmir.

Militants threw a grenade at police personnel who
were on guard duty outside a bank, in Zainapora area, 55 kms
from here, at around 14:35 hrs, the sources said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:59

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