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Woman killed, 15 hurt in grenade attack in J&K

Srinagar, August 6
A woman was killed and 15 persons, including six policemen, were injured when militants lobbed a grenade on a police party in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir today.

The incident took place at the main chowk, Sopore, 55 km from here, around 2.45 pm causing injuries to six policemen and 10 pedestrians, sources said.

They said the injured, including a Sub-Inspector, were taken to a hospital, where a woman identified as Sarah of Watlab village succumbed to her injuries.

This was the third militant strike in the area since yesterday. Militants exploded two grenades at the main chowk within a span of three hours yesterday, causing injuries to eight persons, including six BSF personnel.

The police assisted by the paramilitary forces cordoned off the area to arrest the militants involved in the latest grenade attack, sources said.

In another incident, militants fired a rocket and opened fire on a security convoy at Kangan, 40 km from here on the Srinagar-Leh national highway, this afternoon.

However, none was hurt in the ensuing shootout that took place at Goniwan-Gagribal, sources said. The militants were hiding in the nearby forest area. They made an abortive attempt to target the convoy from there, they added.

The rocket fired by the militants hit a truck, but did not explode and was later defused by experts.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the two attacks. PTI

 

 



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