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9 policemen injured in grenade attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Grenade explodes a few metres from the policemen, injuring a superintendent of police, a deputy

india Updated: Aug 24, 2016 17:46 IST
HT Correspondent
Protesters shout slogans agaist security forces after the killing of a teenager named Irfan Ahmed in Srinagar on August 22.
Protesters shout slogans agaist security forces after the killing of a teenager named Irfan Ahmed in Srinagar on August 22.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT photo)

At least nine policemen, including three officers, were injured when a grenade was hurled at them from a crowd of protesters in a south Kashmir town on Wednesday, officials said.

The officials said a police party was controlling a crowd in Pulwama town, some 30 km from south of Srinagar, when they were attacked.

The grenade exploded a few metres from the policemen, injuring a superintendent of police, a deputy superintendent and a station house officer of Pulwama police station.

Earlier in the day in Pulwama, a protester was killed and about 30 people were injured in clashes with security forces.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting Kashmir to review the situation and hold talks on finding ways to defuse tension in the valley that has left 69 people dead and thousands injured in over six weeks.