Three grenade attacks in J&K despite tight security
The first attack by terrorists occurred at Qammerwari, 10 km from the venue of the conference.india Updated: May 24, 2006 19:18 IST
Despite stringent security arrangements on the opening day of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's roundtable conference in Srinagar, terrorists on Wednesday carried out three grenade attacks in Srinagar and Anantnag districts injuring 15 people, including four CRPF jawans.
The first attack by terrorists occurred at Qammerwari, 10 km from the venue of the conference, when they targeted a security picket on Srinagar-Baramulla road at around 1220 hours injuring 10 people, including two CRPF jawans, official sources said.
Later, at 6 pm the ultras hurled a hand grenade towards security personnel at Sarafkadal, also about 10 km from the venue of the roundtable, in downtown Srinagar injuring two civilians and a CRPF jawan, they said.
In another incident, a CRPF sub-inspector was injured when terrorists lobbed a hand grenade followed by firing on a security vehicle on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in Anantnag district at around 3.45 pm on Wednesday, the sources said.
The city has virtually been turned into a fortress by authorities in connection with the conference being held at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Complex along the banks of Dal lake in Srinagar.