11 Injured In Lal Chowk Grenade Blast

SRINAGAR — Eleven persons, including four civilians and seven policemen, were injured after militants lobbed a grenade towards defunct Palladium Cinema in Lal Chowk Srinagar Sunday evening.

Jaish-e-Muhammad has claimed responsibility for the attack. Police said that unknown persons hurled a grenade at around 7.10 PM towards Palladium Cinema in which eleven persons were injured. They included eight personnel from CRPF and JK police. 

The injured were identified as Ashiq Ahmad CT 672 IR3, Abid Ahmad CT 508 / IR 3nd, Nassar Ahmed 1773 /s and Mohammad Shafi 2809/s all from Police Station Maisuma, ASI Munaswami 132bn, Constable Vishal 132 bn and Constable Davindar 132Bn of Central reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Civilians injured in the incident include Humaira Baba of Hairwan, Abdul Qayoom Shah of Mandibal Nowshehra, Taliba Jan of Dalgate and Shadab Shah of Nishat. Injured civilians  were shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment. “All the injured are stable,”  a police official said.

According to CRPF spokesman Sanjay Sharma grenade was lobbed at the camp of 132 battalion CRPF stationed at Palladium Cinema at around 7:10 PM.

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