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10 civilians injured in Pulwama grenade blast

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Srinagar, Jun 18: Ten civilians were injured after suspected militants lobbed a grenade at a police station in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.

Suspected militants hurled a grenade towards Police Station Pulwama which exploded on the roadside, news agency GNS reported.

In the explosion, ten pedestrians were injured and were immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Among the injured, two critically wounded persons were referred to a Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment, said the report.

Following the blast, the security forces launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

The injured were identified as Mohammed Abdullah Kumar son of Abdul Rehman Kumar resident of Arihal Pulwama; Abdul Rasheed Khan Son of Ali Mohammed Khan resident of Arihal Pulwama; Masroor Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Hameed Mir resident of Arihal Pulwama; Ghulam Mohammed Khan son of Ali Mohammed Khan resident of Arihal Pulwama; Riyaz Ahmad Wagay son of Ghulam Ahmad Wagay resident of Arihal Pulwama; Mohammed Abass son of Abdul Aziz resident of Arihal Pulwama; Abdul Majeed son of Ghulam Mohammed resident of Arihal Pulwama; Abdul Majeed son of Ghulam Mohammed resident of Arihal Pulwama; Mohammed Shafi Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir resident of Arihal Pulwama and; Mohammed Ashraf Hajam son of Wali Mohammad Hajam resident of Malikpora Pulwama.

2 soldiers injured in IED blast in Pulwama succumb

Srinagar, Jun 18: Two soldiers, who were injured in the IED blast in Pulwama district of south Kashmir yesterday, have succumbed to injuries, a defence spokesman said Tuesday.

Nine soldiers and two civilians were injured as militants targeted an Army patrol with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Arihal in Pulwama district on Monday.

“Two soldiers, brought to hospital with severe contusions and concussions, have succumbed to their injuries at 92 Base Hospital,” the spokesman said.

On Monday, he had sought to play down the attack saying it was a “failed attempt” and except for a “few minor injuries, all troops were safe”.

“A failed attempt was made to attack a mobile vehicle patrol of 44 RR with a Vehicle Based IED while the Army patrol was moving in the general area Arihal in district Pulwama today evening,” the spokesman had said in a statement here.

He said the reports of attack on an Army convoy are “unfounded and baseless”.

“Troops all safe. Few minor injuries,” the defence spokesman had claimed yesterday, adding that the damage was minimised due to the alertness of the patrol party.

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