Srinagar: A policeman was killed and at least eleven police and paramilitary personnel injured in a grenade attack in Nowhatta area of Srinagar Sunday evening.
The injured included at least three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and eight personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The slain policeman was identified as Shamim Ahmad of North Kashmir’s Bandipora area.
The attack was carried out at about 7pm in the area on a CRPF deployment.
The deployment, according to a CRPF official, was withdrawing from the area at the time of the attack. Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.
Dr Abdul Haq, TeM spokesman, said “the Special Operations Group, not Jammu and Kashmir police, is the target of mujahideen”.
“Whoever commits atrocities against Kashmiris will be targeted…Indian forces will be targeted. Today’s attack was carried out because India wants to strengthen its occupation by building tunnels for its troops and it is not interested in the prosperity of Kashmiris,” he said.