J&K: Grenade Attack Near State Bank of India in Sopore; Five Injured

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J&K: Grenade Attack Near State Bank of India in Sopore; Five Injured

Meanwhile, a search operation has been launched in the area. The injured have been taken to hospital.

Srinagar, Sept 24: Three civilians were injured in a grenade attack near State Bank of India at Main Chowk Sopore town of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. As claimed by TV reports the grenade, which was thrown at the cops, missed the target and had exploded near the bank.

Another TV report claims that a total of five persons – two CRPF jawans, one policeman and two civilians – have been injured in the grenade attack, in which a CRPF camp near the State Bank of India, was targeted. Militants hurled a grenade towards security forces at Main Chowk Sopore at around 9.35 am, resulting in minor injuries to two policemen, a police official said.

Meanwhile, a search operation has been launched in the area. The injured have been taken to hospital.

In a similar incident, three security personnel were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Budgam’s Kanihama area in August. Reportedly, the terrorists had lobbed a grenade on the armed forces in which three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and one Jammu and Kashmir Policeman was injured.

Earlier in the day, a terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Uri of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Reports say, two more terrorists are believed to be holed up in the area and the operation is underway.