March 2006 News

Grenade Attacks In Srinagar, Pulwama

5 March 2006
The Indian Express

Srinagar: In stepped up militant violence, 29 people, including six Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, were injured as ultras exploded two grenades within a span of four hours in Pulwama and Srinagar districts of Jammu and Kashmir today, official sources said.The first grenade attack was carried out by militants at a crowded bus stand in Pulwama town resulting in injuries to 25 people, including two CRPF jawans, at around 1215 hours, the sources said. The condition of four of the injured was stated to be serious and they were brought here for specialised treatment, they said. The attack was followed by a similar incident at Samkochbal in Khanyar locality here at 1600 hrs which left four CRPF personnel - deputy commandant D N Mishra, sub-inspector Vijay Kumar, head constable Jaswant Singh and constable S B Lokaday - injured, they said. The CRPF personnel were de-boarding their vehicle to carryout checking when the ultras struck. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the two attacks. The latest grenade blasts comes barely a day after militants triggered two explosions, one at Katidarwaza-Rainawari in downtown Srinagar and Takiabal on Bijbehara-Sirigufwara road in Anantnag district which left nine people, including three policemen, injured and a police vehicle damaged.


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