Shopian: 14 injured in grenade attack by militants at busy market

At least 14 civilians, including two minor girls, were injured on Saturday in a grenade attack by militants at a busy market in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.

hidden May 09, 2015 16:03:19 IST
Shopian: 14 injured in grenade attack by militants at busy market

Srinagar: At least 14 civilians, including two minor girls, were injured on Saturday in a grenade attack by militants at a busy market in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.

Shopian 14 injured in grenade attack by militants at busy market

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The ultras hurled the grenade at a police party in main town market of Shopian, 52 kms from Srinagar.

The grenade missed the intended target and exploded in a crowded place, resulting in injuries to 14 people, a police official said.

The injured, including two minor girls, have been rushed to a local hospital.

Meanwhile, security forces have busted a militant hideout and recovered arms and ammunition in the border district of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Based on specific inputs, a joint operation was carried out by Rashtriya Rifles (RR) battalion and the police in Kakora forest in Rajouri district last evening," Defence spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told PTI.

After prolonged search of the area an old hideout was discovered, leading to recovery of cache consisting of one AK-47 rifle, 212 AK rounds, eight AK magazines, 223 pika rounds, one GPS, three binoculars, four radio sets, one Thuraya set and other war-like stores, he said.

This was a major recovery made by security forces in the area, he added.

PTI

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