3 CRPF Men, Civilian Injured In Baramulla Blast

SRINAGAR — Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and a civilian were injured on Tuesday in a grenade attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Militants hurled a grenade at the CRPF party at Sangrama crossing in Sopore area. It exploded injuring four persons.

The injured were shifted to hospital. The area was cordoned off for searches, the police said.

A police officer identified the injured CRPF men as Constable Radey Shyam, Constable Shakeel and Constable Daram Das Tiwari and civilian as Hilal Ahmed Khandey son of Abdul Qayoom Khandey of Sopore.

Meanwhile, Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed responsibility of the grenade attack.

The spokesperson of the LeT, Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi said that the cadres of the outfit carried out the grenade attack at Sangrahama in which five CRPF troopers suffered injuries.

He said that the CRPF troops opened fire in retaliation resulting in injuries to a civilian.

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