Five CRPF jawans injured in grenade attack

Five CRPF jawans injured in grenade attack

Security forces cordon off area in Kulgam to nab ultras

Five CRPF jawans injured in grenade attack
At least five CRPF jawans were injured in a grenade attack in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday. Reports said that unidentified militants hurled a grenade at CRPF and army men deployed along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in Wanpoh, Kulgam, 75 km from here.

The five CRPF personnel who sustained splinter injuries were shifted to a hospital. Two of them are critical, reports said. Following the attack, security forces cordoned off the area to nab the militants.

A police official said the attack site is sensitive and protests in the area are common. He said the CRPF men were standing beside an army vehicle when the grenade was hurled at them.

In the wake of the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, the army had been deployed to sanitise important highways and roads to ensure smooth vehicular movement. During the first month of the unrest, people used to gather at the highway, linking the Valley with the rest of country, and disrupt traffic. However, since the deployment of the army, vehicular movement along the highway has been smooth.
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