SRINAGAR Ten civilians were injured in a grenade outside police station Pulwama in south Kashmir on Tuesday.
A police officer said that the suspected militants hurled a grenade towards the police but it exploded on the roadside, resulting in injuries to ten pedestrians who were immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The injured have been identified as Mohammed Abdullah Kumar son of Abdul Rehman Kumar resident of Arihal Pulwama, Abdul Rasheed Khan Son of Ali Mohammed Khan resident of Arihal Pulwama, Masroor Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Hameed Mir resident of Arihal Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammed Khan son of Ali Mohammed Khan resident of Arihal Pulwama, Riyaz Ahmad Wagay son of Ghulam Ahmad Wagay resident of Arihal Pulwama, Mohammed Abass son of Abdul Aziz resident of Arihal Pulwama, Abdul Majeed son of Ghulam Mohammed resident of Arihal Pulwama, Abdul Majeed son of Ghulam Mohammed resident of Arihal Pulwama, Mohammed Shafi Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir resident of Arihal Pulwama and Mohammed Ashraf Hajam son of Wali Mohammad Hajam resident of Malikpora Pulwama.
Among the injured, four seriously wounded namely Reyaz Ahmad Wagay, Ghulam Mohd Khan, Masroor Ahmad Mir, all residents of Arihal and Mohd Ashraf Hajam of Malikpora were referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment.
Following the blast, the government forces launched a hunt to nab the attackers. A police spokesman said that only two civilians were injured in the blast.
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