Militants target securitymen in Kashmir attacks
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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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