Jammu and Kashmir: Blast at Lal Chowk, grenade attack on Police camp

Minutes after hurling a grenade at a paramilitary patrol party in the city centre Lal Chowk here in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, militants hurled another grenade at a police camp in Shopian district, police said.

Written by January 18, 2019 14:10

Srinagar: Minutes after hurling a grenade at a paramilitary patrol party in the city centre Lal Chowk here in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, militants hurled another grenade at a police camp in Shopian district, police said.

The first grenade was aimed at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicle near the Clock Tower in the city centre that missed its target damaging some shops in the vicinity as their window panes shattered.

The grenade in Shopian exploded without causing any damage, the police said.

Soon after the attack, terrorists lobbed a grenade on Police camp in Gagran area of South Kashmir’s Shopian.

Grenade attack near Republic Day parade venue

Four policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, were injured in a grenade attack by militants near the venue scheduled for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar on Thursday, officials said.

Militants hurled a grenade towards a police outpost near the Zero Bridge in Rajbagh around 2 pm. The attack site is near the Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium, the venue for the official Republic Day function.

“The grenade explosion injured four policemen, including two from the traffic police and an assistant sub-inspector,” a security official said. All injured were rushed to hospital and are now out of danger.

Militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the grenade attack