ix security personnel and a civilian sustained injuries in a grenade explosion at Nawabazar area of Srinagar on Friday, officials said.
An official was quoted as saying by KNO, that at 4:50 pm, suspected militants tossed a grenade at the joint party of police and CRPF’s 23 battalion at Nawabazar area of Srinagar.
“In total, six security forces personnel that includes a police man sustained injuries. A civilian was also injured in the blast taking the total number of injuries to seven,” the official said.
CRPF spokesman in Srinagar O P Tiwari said that all the injured CRPF men are stable and out of danger. “They have sustained minor injuries,” he said.
Police sources identified the injured as constable Hareesh Kumar, constable Vijay Kumar, Constable Surinder , head constable G D Mudlagiri, and ASI Prem Sab, all from the CRPF’s 23 battalion. “The injured police man has been identified as Constable Fayaz Ahmed of police station M R Gunj while as the civilian has been identified as Hazik Ali Digoo of Chanapora ara of Srinagar,” they said.
All the injured were shifted to nearby SMHS hospital, where their condition is stated as stable.
Soon after the attack, senior police and CRPF men rushed to the area to take stock of the situation. Searches were also launched in and around the area to nab the attackers, the officials said.