Militants strike five times in four hours in south Kashmir

Militants strike five times in  four hours in south Kashmir

A series of  militant attacks rocked southern Kashmir on Tuesday, forcing security personnel to sound a red alert as eight CRPF jawans and four policemen were injured.

In the first attack, at least eight CRPF personnel were injured, three of them critically, when militants hurled grenade on their camp in Lariyar village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

A police officer said that the attack took place on 180 BN Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Lariyar, Tral, 38 km from here at around 6 pm. The Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack on the CRPF camp.

Hours after striking in Tral, militants hurled grenades at CRPF and policemen in southern Pulwama district. Police said that militants hurled a grenade at 130 BN CRPF camp in Padgampora area of Awantipora in which two cops were injured. In another attack, militants hurled a grenade at a police station in Pulwama, following which policemen fired some shots in the air. However, there was no report of injury to any one in the attack.

Reports said that youth threw stones at security forces  after they were rushing from Police Lines to the police station.

In the fourth such attack in less than four hours, militants lobbed a grenade at a CRPF camp in Pahalgam area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Militants also attacked the policemen guarding the residence of a retired high court judge, Muzaffar Attar, in Anchidora area of Anantnag town and decamped with four rifles. Two policemen were injured in the attack in Anchidora, an official said .

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