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9 forces’ personnel injured in Tral attack

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Srinagar, Jun 22: Nine security forces’ personnel, including five CRPF man, were injured in a militant attack in the Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district today, police said.

“Militants lobbed a grenade and opened fire on the personnel from a crowd when they were busy with law and order duties on Tral road,” a police spokesman said.

He said nine personnel – five CRPF men and four cops – were injured in the attack.

“Security forces’ personnel exercised maximum restraint after being attacked to prevent any civilian casualty,” the spokesman said.

He said the injured personnel were admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit claimed responsibility of the attack, saying the attack was carried out on the forces “when they were on way to suppress people.”

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