Couple, 10 Others Injured In Pulwama Blast

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Srinagar: A couple and a non-local were among twelve civilians injured on Wednesday in a grenade blast in Kakpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Around 5:40 pm Wednesday, suspected militants lobbed a grenade towards the bunker of CRPF 41 battalion in Kakpora town of the district, officials said. However, the grenade, they said, missed the intended target and exploded on the road leaving at least a dozen people injured, including a couple and a non-local.

All the injured were removed to the nearby hospital for treatment. However, three of them identified as Habibullah Sheikh, Mohammad Shafi Dar and his wife Raja Begum, all residents of Kakpora were referred to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital for treatment.

The other injured persons have been identified as Adil Ahmad of Samboora, Amir Ahmad of Uttar Pradesh, Mushtaq Ahmad of Anantnag, Bashir Ahmad Dar, , Ghulam Nabi Sheikh, Abrar Dar, Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Ayoub Digo Shabir Ahmad and Ghulam Mohi-ud-din—all residents of Kakapora.

Soon after the attack, reports said the area was placed under cordon to nab the attackers. However, no arrests were made when the last reports came in.

Meanwhile, a police spokesperson said that a case has been registered under relevant sections of law over the grenade attack.

“Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on,” he added.

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