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8 tourists injured in grenade attack
Srinagar, July 12

Two top Laskhar-e-Toiba militants and a jawan were among six persons killed and 15 injured as militants carried out two more grenade attacks, including one targeting tourists for the second straight day today in Jammu and Kashmir.

Eight tourists were injured when militants hurled a grenade on a vehicle in Gulmarg, 60 km from here, official sources said.

Militants hurled the grenade towards a vehicle carrying tourists at Gulmarg bus stand around 4.30 pm, which exploded with a big bang, resulting in injuries to eight tourists hailing from Jammu and Delhi, the sources said.

This was the second grenade attack by ultras in the valley today. Earlier in the day, militants hurled a grenade on Army personnel when they were alighting a vehicle near Hospital Chowk in the Sopore area, 52 km from here, in Baramula, causing splinter injuries to three jawans, the sources said.

No militant outfit claimed responsibility for the two grenade attacks, which comes a day after five grenade explosions in the city which left seven tourists from West Bengal and two Biharis dead and nearly 40 others injured.

The latest grenade attacks took place as the security forces killed two top ranking commanders of the LeT outfit in separate encounters in Anantnag and Doda districts last night.

Self-styled deputy divisional commander of LeT Qari Anas, alias Abu Osman, a Pakistani national, was killed and a policeman injured in a gunbattle at Dialgam in Anantnag district last night, a police spokesman said. PTI







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