Three grenade blasts rocked Srinagar on Saturday injuring a CRPF head constable and two civilians. One grenade exploded near the high security civil secretariat, the seat of the Jammu and Kashmir government. Police said that militants tossed a hand grenade towards D-company, the 23rd battalion of the CRPF, guarding the secretariat.
In another incident, militants hurled a hand grenade towards an under construction house, housing a platoon of 158 battalion CRPF at Botshah Mohallah Lal Bazar in the city outskirts. CRPF spokesperson Prabhakar Tripathi said the grenade missed its target and exploded without causing any damage. He said the militants threw another hand grenade at Firdous cinema in Hawal, which was the company headquarters of the 96 battalion of CRPF.
Director General of Police Kuldeep Khudda said the blasts were a desperate attempt by the militants to make their presence felt.