3 Grenade Blasts In Srinagar 

SRINAGAR — Four CRPF personnel and as many pedestrians, one of them a woman, were injured on Saturday in three grenade attacks on paramilitary forces and IRP here, police said.

In the first attack, militants lobbed a grenade towards a forces patrol party in Fatehkadal area of Srinagar, they said.

Three CRPF personnel and a woman were injured in the explosion, they said.

The injured troopers were identified as ASI Rambachan Yadav, Constable Tarak Math Gosh and Constable Krishna Ram Yadav of 82 bn. The civilian injured have been identified as Ghulam Mohammad of Kawdara, Abdul Majid of Safakadal and Taja Begium wife of Ghulam Qadir Ganie of Razdan Kocha Fatehkadal. All the injured were shifted to nearby hospital for treatment.

SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray while confirming the grenade attack on CRPF said that the paramilitary men were deployed in the area for law and order.

In another incident, militants targeted a CRPF vehicle in Budshah Chowk area near the city centre here, injuring a trooper, the police said. A pedestrian namely Abdul Rashid Mir of Gurez is also said to have sustained injuries in the incident.  

Militants also hurled a grenade at IRP 6th Battalion securing the premises of Police Control Room Batamaloo at its rare side.

A police official said the grenade exploded with a bang outside the picket, adding no one was injured in the attack.

He said the area has been cordoned off and a manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers.

There have been at least five grenade attacks in Kashmir valley, including one at the residence of ruling PDP MLA Mushtaq Shah, since yesterday.

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