9 policemen injured in grenade attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama
Grenade explodes a few metres from the policemen, injuring a superintendent of police, a deputyUpdated: Aug 24, 2016 17:46 IST
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.
First Published: Aug 24, 2016 17:46 IST