April 2017 News

Police Jawan Killed, 11 Security Personnel Injured In Nowhatta Grenade Attack

2 April 2017
India Today

Srinagar: One police jawan was killed in Nawhatta area of Srinagar when militants hurled a grenade on the CRPF. The policeman has been identified as Shamim Ahmad from Gurez Bandipora. At least 4 CRPF personnel and 7 police jawans were injured in the attack.The injured have been rushed to the SMHS hospital in Srinagar. Police said militants lobbed a grenade at a security force party in old city's Nowhatta area at around 6:30 pm as they were withdrawing from the area after the day's deployment. 'A police constable identified as Shamim Ahmed was killed in the grenade explosion. Eleven other security personnel including eight policemen and three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured,' said a police officer here. The attack came on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state to inaugurate the Nashri-Chenani tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Separatists in Kashmir Valley had called for a shutdown to protest Modi's visit. The security forces have launched a search operation in the area.