Jammu and Kashmir: Four injured as militants launch grenade attack on security personnel in Srinagar
A police officer is among those injured. The security forces have cordoned off the area and launched search operations
Srinagar: A day ahead of Republic Day celebrations, militants on Tuesday hurled a grenade towards security personnel in the busy Hari Singh High Street area of the city, resulting in injuries to four persons including a police officer and two women, officials said.
The militants lobbed the grenade towards a team of security personnel at Hari Singh High Street at around 3.30 pm, they said, adding the grenade exploded by the roadside.
Four persons were injured in the blast. They have been identified as police inspector Tanveer Hussain who is posted with ACB, Mohammad Shafi, his wife Tanveera and another woman Asmat.
The injured were rushed to a hospital where their condition was stated to be stable, the officials said.
The security forces have cordoned off the area and launched search operations. Security has been beefed up in the city and elsewhere in the valley to ensure smooth Republic Day celebrations.
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