Anantnag: Two cops and a civilian received splinter injuries after militants attacked D H Pora police station in Kulgam district, with a hand grenade, which exploded within the premises of the station.
The injured have been identified as constable Muhammad Altaf, PSO Janbaz Ahmad and the civilian Altaf Magray.
“They have been evacuated to the hospital and are stable,” a senior police official from the area told Kashmir Reader.
The explosion was reported to have taken place at about 4:30 PM Thursday afternoon.
“The militants hurled a grenade which exploded within the premises of the police station. They managed to flee after throwing the hand grenade,” the police official said.
He said that the constable and the civilian have splinter injuries to their chests while the PSO has his legs injured in the explosion.
Following the explosion government forces cordoned off the area and searches were carried out to try and nab the attackers.
Militants over the last week have targeted houses of pro-India politicians with hand grenades, injuring at least one CRPF officer in three such explosions, two of them in Tral.
Also a policeman was killed on October 18 in Gutroo village of Tral while another one was injured Wednesday evening in Shopian district after he was shot at.
Hours later, a CRPF soldier was injured after militants attacked their camp in main town Tral. The injured personal has been identified as S S Vivati.
“He has been injured in the explosion but he is safe and under treatment at 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar,” a CRPF spokesperson told Kashmir Reader.
According to reports the explosion took place at about 6:15 PM Thursday evening, wherein the militants targeted the camp of 180 Bn. CRPF in main town Tral.
The spokesperson of the paramilitary confirmed that a grenade attack was carried out.
“Yes the militants have attacked our camp,” the spokesperson said.
SSP Awantipora though said the police were not sure whether it was a grenade attack or something else.
“There was an explosion near the camp. A police party is trying to ascertain the facts,” Malik said, adding there were no reports of any injuries thus far.
The attack was second grenade attack in a few hours in South Kashmir.