Four troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were injured on Saturday in Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district after suspected militants lobbed a grenade at them, the police said. The suspected militants targeted the CRPF personnel deployed at the Jawbara Chowk along the Srinagar-Jammu highway, according to ANI.
Pulwama: Terrorists lobbed a grenade at security forces in Jawbehra area in Awantipora, earlier this evening. Four CRPF personnel sustained injuries and were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. #JammuAndKashmir (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/NVk76ciu5W
— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2018
The four CRPF men injured the blast belonged to the 130 Battalion. They sustained splinter injuries and were taken to a hospital nearby for treatment, Greater Kashmir quoted a police spokesperson as saying.
Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched an operation to track down the militants, a police official said.
This comes a day after militants abducted a policeman from his home in Pulwama district's Tral area. Security forces have launched an operation to look for special police officer Mudasir Ahmad Lone.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Jul 28, 2018 20:40 PM