One CRPF personnel injured as militants throw grenade on patrolling party in Kulgam

Militants threw a grenade on a police and CRPF patrolling party in Laroo, Kulgam area, which is about 70 kilometres from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, as per an ANI tweet:

As per CNN-News 18, one CRPF personnel was injured in the attack:

ANI said in an update that one suspect was apprehended and that questioning was underway. However, in a recent update, ANI said that the suspect has confessed to his crime:

According to PTI, quoting preliminary information, a police official said the grenade blast left assistant sub-inspector Rajinder Singh injured.

File image of security personnel in Kashmir. PTI

File image of security personnel in Kashmir. PTI

The entire area was immediately cordoned off and a hunt was launched to nab the attackers, the official added. The injured officer was shifted to a hospital. The Times of India reported that the officer's condition was stable. The report further mentioned that the blast created a panic among people in the busy market place there, making them run for safety.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

In previous instances, as mentioned by Firstpost, CRPF soldiers thwarted an attack by killing four militants in Bandipora on 5 June. The heavily armed militants attempted to enter the 45 Battalion CRPF camp in Bandipora by opening fire at the sentry post, according to a police official.

On 24 June, a CRPF sub-inspector was killed and two were injured after Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants opened fire at a CRPF patrol vehicle near Srinagar's Pantha Chowk area.

Updated Date: Jul 15, 2017 18:19 PM

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