7 Injured In Twin Grenade Attacks In Baramulla

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Srinagar: At least seven civilians were injured on Monday in twin grenade attacks in north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Sopore towns.

Suspected militants on Monday afternoon lobbed a grenade towards an army convoy when it was passing through Azad Gunj bridge, a police official said Monday. The grenade, however missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside with a bang.

In the grenade blast, the police official said seven civilians were injured. All of the injured were removed to the nearby district hospital for treatment. Their condition is said to be stable.

Soon after the attack, contingent of SOG of police and army reached the spot and launched a search operation.

“Police continues to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime incident. Case FIR No. 147/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation taken up,” a police spokesperson said.

Later in the day, suspected militants fired a rifle grenade and opened fire upon a police post in Sopore, reports said. However, no one was injured in the attack.

Following the attack, senior police and CRPF officers rushed to the spot and a search operation was launched to nab the attackers.

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