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38 injured in six grenade attacks in J&K

Terrorists carried out six grenade attacks injuring at least 38 people, including 14 securitymen.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 22:32 IST

Notwithstanding tight security in the Valley, terrorists carried out six grenade attacks injuring at least 38 people, including 14 securitymen, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held the second round table conference on Kashmir.

The first grenade attack was carried out at Qammerwari, 10 km from the venue of the round table when they targeted a security picket in the area on Srinagar-Baramulla road around 12.20 am causing injuries to ten persons including two CRPF jawans, official sources said.

In the second attack in the city, the sources said terrorists also hurled a hand grenade towards a security personnel at Sarafkadal, also about ten km from the venue of the conference in downtown Srinagar around 6 p m.

Two civilians and a CRPF jawan were injured in the blast, they said.

Another grenade attack took place at Zadibal in interior city when ultras targeted the local police station around 7 pm.

Four police personnel and five civilians were injured in the explosion, the sources said.

The sources said a sub-inspector of CRPF was injured when terrorists lobbed a hand grenade followed by firing on a security vehicle at Batingoo-Khanabal, 55 kms from Srinagar on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in Anantnag around 3.45 pm.

This was followed another grenade attack on a police picket in Badgam district but there were no casualties.

In the last such attack in Tanki pora area, 13 people, including six policemen, were injured.

Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed responsibility for the Anantnag attack.

First Published: May 24, 2006 22:32 IST