SRINAGAR An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of police and two traffic policemen were injured in a grenade blast near Zero Bridge in Rajbagh area of Srinagar city in Central Kashmir on Thursday afternoon. Reports said that suspected militants lobbed a grenade on police party near Zero Bridge in Rajbagh.
In the blast, three policemen including an ASI of police and two traffic policemen sustained splinter injuries and were evacuated to SMHS hospital for treatment.
The injured has been identified as Iqbal Singh (ASI of JKAP 14 Bn) and traffic policemen Haris Manzoor (SPO) and Sanullah (Head Constable).
While ASI Iqbal has sustained splinter injuries to both of his legs, Haris suffered an injury to his neck and Sanullah injuries in the right leg.
Soon after the attack, the government forces cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers. They carried house to house searches in the area but not arrests were made until late in the evenining.
A police spokesman said that officers attended the crime spot and found that three cops injured in the attack.
Police has registered a case in this regard and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
Meanwhile, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack and said that two forces personnel were killed and 6 critically injured in the attack.
A spokesperson of the outfit Muhammad Hassan issued a statement to a local news agency GNS oin this regard.
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