March 2016 News

Two Army Men, One Civilian Injured In Grenade Blast

26 March 2016
Kashmir Reader

Srinagar: Two army jawans and a civilian were injured today after unidentified militants lobbed a grenade on an army patrol party in south Kashmir s Anantnag district, police official said. Militants lobbed a grenade on an army patrol party at Goriwan in Bijbehara area of the district causing splinter injuries to two army jawans and a civilian, he said. The injured were rushed to the hospital. Security forces have cordoned-off the area and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants, the official said. Meanwhile, Hizbul Mujhadeen claimed the responsibility of the attack on Indian army. Hizb Operational Spokesperson Burhan-ud-Din told Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS that militants from the organization hurled a grenade over Indian army personnels. 'Operational Field Commander has congratulated the boys (militants) for this attack and has directed them to intensify attacks on Indian Security Establishment,' the spokesperson said.