Srinagar: A civilian was injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar on Saturday late evening, police said.
Kashmir police chief Munir Ahmad Khan told Kashmir Reader that militants hurled a grenade at a police naka at Dalgate.
The militant attack comes on the eve of August 15 when security has seen an unprecedented beef-up in and around Srinagar city.
Medical Superintendent of SMHS Hospital, Dr Nazir Choudhary, said that the injured had splinter injuries but was stable. He was identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad, a resident of Hawal area of old Srinagar city.
“The militants hurled the grenade when they saw the naka (of police),” Khan said. “If the police naka was not there, the militants would have gone inside (the market).”
He ruled out that the attack “would have any impact on the situation in Srinagar”.
The main function on August 15 will be held in Bakhshi stadium where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is scheduled to unfurl the tri-colour. A high alert has been sounded across the Valley and sharp shooters have been positioned around the stadium in Srinagar.