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Narrow escape for CRPF jawans as grenade fails to explode

Last Updated: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 16:11

Srinagar: A CRPF patrol party had a narrow
escape as a grenade, hurled at them by militants, failed to
explode in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Friday, official
sources said.

Militants hurled the grenade when the para-military force
personnel were patrolling near the busy Tral Bus stand, 35 kms
from here, around 2 PM, they said.

The grenade, however, failed to explode, they said adding
that it was later defused by experts of the bomb disposal
squad.

The area was immediately cordoned off by security forces
but no arrest was immediately made, they said.

The abortive attack by militants comes close on the heels
of the twin grenade strikes in Pulwama district town on
Tuesday, which left nine persons, including two CRPF
personnel, injured.

PTI

First Published: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 16:11
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