Militants lob grenades on security pickets in Srinagar, Shopian

Militants lob grenades on security pickets in Srinagar, Shopian
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Srinagar, Jan 18: Suspected militants lobbed grenades at security pickets in Srinagar and Shopian on Friday.
Reports said that shortly after the Friday congregational prayers, unidentified persons threw a grenade towards the security vehicle near Ghanta Ghar Lal Chowk. However, it missed the target and exploded a bit away from the security picket. The blast damaged the windowpanes of a parked vehicle (JK01AH-0279).
A police party rushed to spot to assess the situation.
Suspected militants also lobbed a grenade on SOG Camp in Gagran area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. However, in this incident, there was no loss of life or injury reported.
The area was cordoned off shortly after the incident; however, no arrests were made.
Pertinently, a grenade blast in Srinagar yesterday left three cops including an Assistant Sub-Inspector wounded.
Meanwhile, like yesterday’s attack, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit claimed responsibly for the grenade attacks in which it said several paramilitary forces personnel were injured.
A spokesperson of JeM Mohammad Hassan in a statement issued to a news agency claimed that three forces personnel were critically injured in the attack on a CRPF vehicle at Lal Chowk “just a few steps away from the Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower).”
He also claimed that several forces personnel were critically injured in the attack at Gagran in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.