Reyaz Rashid

CRPF man, 2 civilians injured in grenade attack in Sopore

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Baramulla: Three people, including a CRPF head constable, were injured on Friday when militants lobbed a grenade towards security forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Militants hurled a grenade at a camp of the 179 battalion of CRPF near SBI Main Chowk Sopore, a police official said.

The grenade, however, missed the target and exploded outside the camp, the official said.

In the explosion, a CRPF head constable identified as P Karthik and two civilians — Abdul Rashid Dar, 45, son of Ghulam Ahmad Dar of Watlab Sopore, and Ghulam Mohammad Lone, 48, son of Abdul Samad of Baghi Sana Sopore — received splinter injuries, police said, adding that the injured were rushed to SDH Sopore for treatment.

Hospital authorities confirmed that the trio was brought to the facility, adding all three of them are stable and are undergoing treatment.

Soon after the attack, the whole area was cordoned off by forces to nab the attackers.

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