Two army men, one civilian injured in grenade blast

Srinagar: Two army jawans and a civilian were injured today after unidentified militants lobbed a grenade on an army patrol party in south Kashmir s Anantnag district, police official said.

Militants lobbed a grenade on an army patrol party at Goriwan in Bijbehara area of the district causing splinter injuries to two army jawans and a civilian, he said.

The injured were rushed to the hospital.

Security forces have cordoned-off the area and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants, the official said.

Meanwhile, Hizbul Mujhadeen claimed the responsibility of the attack on Indian army.
Hizb Operational Spokesperson Burhan-ud-Din told Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS that militants from the organization hurled a grenade over Indian army personnels.
“Operational Field Commander has congratulated the boys (militants) for this attack and has directed them to intensify attacks on Indian Security Establishment,” the spokesperson said.

(with inputs from PTI)