Nine policemen injured in militant attack in J&K

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 14:28

Srinagar: Nine policemen were injured
on Wednesday when militants detonated a two-wheeler packed with
explosives outside a police station in Sopore in Baramulla
district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Minutes before the powerful blast, the militants
carried out a grenade attack on the police station, 55 kms
from here, in the north Kashmir town, officials said.

They said the condition of four of the injured
policemen, including three special police officers, was stated
to be "critical".

The officials said the militants carried out the
attack in the town, considered the hot-bed of militancy in the
Valley, around 9.05 am when they fired a rifle grenade towards
the police station.

The grenade exploded in the premises of the station
without causing any casualty or damage, they said.

As the policemen came out, the ultras triggered an
improvised explosive device (IED) planted in a scooter parked
near the police station 10 minutes later, injuring nine
policemen.

The injured policemen were immediately rushed to the
nearby sub-district hospital and after initial treatment, four
of them identified as SPOs Mourifat, Mohammad Ramzan and Fayaz
Ahmad and constable Farooq Ahamad, were referred to Srinagar
for further treatment, the officials said.

All the four were admitted to Soura Medical Institute
and their condition was stated to be "critical", the officials
said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 14:28

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