Srinagar, Jul 26: Five paramilitary troopers were injured after militants attack CRPF deployment party in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Reports reaching here said that a loud explosion followed by firing was heard near Goriwan area of Bijbehara.
A police officer while confirming the incident said that some suspected militants lobbed a grenade towards the CRPF party near Goriwan.
In the blast, five CRPF men of 90 bn, sustained splinter injuries and were taken to Sub-District hospital Bijbehara for treatment, he said.
He identified the injured as Ominder Singh, Pankaj Kumar, Nitin Kumar, B Kumar and Yoginder Singh.
Soon after the incident, the government forces launched searches in the area to nab the attackers, he said.
Meanwhile, Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has claimed responsibility for the attack on a CRPF party in Bijbehara.
“Cadres of the outfit attacked the today lobbed a grenade on CRPF bunker at Zerpora Bijbehara. In the attack more than five CRPF men suffered injuries,” LeT spokesperson Dr Abdullah Ghanzavi said in a statement issued to GNS. (GNS)