Teenage girl among 7 injured in Baramulla grenade attack

Riffle grenades fired towards police post at Sopore
Peerzada Waseeem

Baramulla Aug 31: Seven persons, including a teenage girl, were wounded in a grenade attack in this north Kashmir district, while riffle grenades fired at a police post Sopore exploded without causing any damage, officials said on Monday.

Army’s Srinagar based spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that militants attacked an army convoy with a grenade at Azad Gunj in Baramulla. The device missed the target and exploded on the road leaving many civilians injured. Seven persons, including a 13-year-old girl sustained injuries in the blast.

Talking to the news agency KNO Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Baramulla Dr Sayed Masood said two injured were referred to Srinagar hospital for an advanced treatment.

He identified injured as Lateef Ahmad Khan son of Mohammad Yousf Khan of Fakirwani, Baramulla, Mohammad Afrooz Ganie son of Abdul Samad of Naidhal Baramulla, Iqra Nazir, 13, daughter of Nazir Ahmad of Chakala Baramulla, Manzoor Ahmad Khan son of Mohammad Yousf Khan of Fakir Wani Baramulla, Tariq Ahmad Chopan son of Ghulam Ahmad of Kanispora Baramulla, Mohmmad Auyoob son of Mohmmad Zafar of Binner Baramulla and Zahoor Ahamd Lone son of Mohammad Akber of Hadipora Rafiabad.

Officials said that soon after the attack, the Army of 46 RR, SOG, CRPF and Baramulla police reinforcement of forces rushed to spot and cordoned off the whole area to nab the attackers.
Sopore Attack
In the second attack, militants fired riffle grenade at the police post Sopore in Baramulla district that was followed by the firing. Officials said that no damage was reported in the incident.

However, senior police and CRPF officers rushed to the spot and a search operation was launched to nab the attackers.

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