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Srinagar: Grenade blast injures 6 CRPF jawans; search operations underway

Srinagar: Grenade blast injures 6 CRPF jawans; search operations underway
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Militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF team, injuring six personnel, in the Karan Nagar area of Srinagar on Saturday, police said. The search operations have started, the report added.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team was manning a checkpoint when the incident took place. The grenade exploded with a bang causing panic in the area, PTI reported quoting police officials. The security forces fired some shots in the air in retaliation, the officials said, adding that further details were awaited.

The incident took place at 6.50 pm today, according to information, which said that a joint patrol party of CRPF and police came under the attack. All the injured personnel were shifted to the Army base hospital.

Update: A head constable of CRPF sustained serious injuries in the blast. Cordon and search operation has been wrapped up from the location but searches are on.

Further details are awaited.



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