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7 injured in grenade blast

Seven persons, four policemen and three civilians, were injured in a grenade blast in north Kashmir's Pattan town on Wednesday evening.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2012 23:44 IST
Peerzada Ashiq

Seven persons, four policemen and three civilians, were injured in a grenade blast in north Kashmir's Pattan town on Wednesday evening.

According to preliminary reports, suspected militants hurled a grenade at a team of security personnel around 8.05pm. The militants then escaped in the darkness.

“The grenade attack was executed in Pattan town. Seven persons, including three civilians were injured,” a police spokesperson said. The critically injured persons were taken to Srinagar, he added.

Soon after the incident, panic-stricken shopkeepers closed their shops and most of the civilian population stayed indoors. This is the second grenade attack to occur this Ramzan.

Last month, security forces had eliminated a senior Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Hanzala.