Militants hurl grenade at security forces in Srinagar, no one injured

The grenade was hurled at CRPF's 38 battalion personnel deployed on law and order duty in Nawa Kadal area of the Srinagar this afternoon.

Published: 28th September 2019 05:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2019 05:56 PM   |  A+A-

An elderly man attempts to cross through a blockade during restrictions after the abrogration of Article 370 and bifurcation of State in Srinagar.

An elderly man attempts to cross through a blockade during restrictions after the abrogration of Article 370 and bifurcation of State in Srinagar. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: In the first attack on security forces in the valley since the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, militants hurled a grenade at CRPF personnel in downtown Srinagar on Saturday but missed the target.

The grenade was hurled at CRPF's 38 battalion personnel deployed on law and order duty in Nawa Kadal area of the city this afternoon, officials said.

It missed the target and exploded without causing any damage, they said.

The security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to track down the assailants, they added.

Earlier in the day, three terrorists were killed in an encounter with the Army in Batote area along the Jammu-Kishtwar highway.

An Army jawan was also killed in the exchange of fire.

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