Cop wounded in Grenade attack

Militants Saturday night hurled a grenade at a temporary police post at Tral’s Aripal village in Pulwama district, in which one Special Police Officer (SPO) suffered minor injuries.

Authorities had imposed curfew in three towns including Tral, the native town of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, to foil the separatists’ plan to hold a rally on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the militant commander.

Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength across Kashmir to handle any security challenges.

The joint separatist camp, including Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), had asked the people to march to Tral to pay tributes to Wani, who was killed in an encounter with security forces in 2016.

Normal life came to a standstill in the Valley due to a strike call given by the separatists.

The curfew had also been imposed in Sophian town of south Kashmir and Trehgam in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

According to a report, Burhan Wani supporters pelted stones on security forces in Tral on Saturday. The report added that pro-Pakistan songs were played on loud speakers in local mosques in the town.



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