One person was killed and five injured in a grenade attack in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday afternoon.
A CRPF jawan was among the injured with splinters when militants hurled a grenade attack at Achabal’s bus stop in Anantnag district, more than 60 km away from Srinagar. The incident occurred around 1.40 pm.
The injured were identified as Mohammad Jabar, Mukhtar Ahmad Zargar, Sheeraza and Rujan. Jabar, 55, succumbed to injuries on his way to the hospital.
The injured CRPF jawan was identified as Vijay Kumar.
Some injured were referred to Srinagar’s SKIMS hospital for specialized treatment.
The Army, CRPF and police cordoned off the whole area and launched searches to nab the attackers.
In south Kashmir’s Shopian district, a group of militants escaped after engaging the Army and the police in a brief encounter at Dubjan, a forest area along Mughal road in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
A security personnel came under fire when they were carrying out a search operation to nab militants after a tip-off. The encounter broke out when the police assisted by Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation in Drinard forest area of Heirpora, 60 km from here, following information about presence of militants, a police officer said.
The militants’ initial heavy volume of fire at the security forces helped them to flee from the area, said sources. The Army suspects that one militant was injured in the encounter.