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3 CRPF men injured in Anantnag grenade attack

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Srinagar: Three jawans of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were injured in a grenade attack by militants in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said.

Militants lobbed a grenade at CRPF personnel posted on guard duty at a temple at Sherbagh in Anantnag district this evening, a police official said.

In the incident three jawans of CRPF sustained injuries. The injured Jawans were shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment, said a police spokesman.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and were trying to track down the assailants, he added.

Meanwhile, Lashkar-e-Taiba, in an emailed statement, owned the responsibility of the attack.

“The attack was carried out at 8 PM and three CRPF persons were critically injured,” said Dr Abdullah Ghazanvi, LeT spokesperson in a statement.

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