Cop Killed, 14 Others Injured in Grenade Attack

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Srinagar: A policeman has been killed while 14 other personnel were injured in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area when unidentified militants lobbed a grenade on them in the Sunday evening at the “withdrawal time” of the deployment.

CRPF spokesman Rajesh Yadav said that one policeman has been killed, while 14 security forces personnel were injured.

The policeman has been identified as Shamus Din of Gurez teshil in Bandipora district.

“Among the injured, 3 men are from CRPF while rest are policemen,” Yadav said.

He said that the militants lobbed the grenade on the security personnel when they were withdrawing from the day’s deployment in Botagali of Nowhatta in Srinagar’s downtown this evening at 7.

Yadav said that the injured CRPF men has been shifted to Army hospital in Badamibagh cantonment and “are out of danger”.

A police official said that the injured policemen are being treated in the hospital.

 Hizb claims responsibility

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Sunday claimed the responsibility of the grenade attack in Nowhatta area of Srinagar Sunday in which a policeman was killed and eleven other security personnel were injured.

In a tele-statement to KNS, the operational spokesman of HM, Burhan-ud-din said, “Our militants carried out the grenade attack in which two forces personnel were killed while several got injured.”

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