Cop injured in Srinagar grenade attack dies

Cop injured in Srinagar  grenade attack dies

Constable Bilal Ahmad of local police injured in the explosion at Saraf Kadal on Friday succumbed to his injuries in a local hospital today, a police spokesman said.At least six persons, including four securitymen, were injured when militants exploded a hand grenade after a clash between law enforcing agencies and a violent mob in the old city.

The grenade was hurled by militants at a joint gathering of CRPF and police at Saraf kadal chowk in the vicinity of the historic Jamia Masjid.The securitymen had assembled near a CRPF picket after charging on a stone pelting mob which was chanting pro-freedom and anti-establishment slogans when the attack took place.Prior to the grenade explosion, a pistol shot was also heared in the area.

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