Cop, civilian injured in Saraf Kadal grenade blast

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SRINAGAR — Suspected militants hurled a grenade at a joint patrol of Police and CRPF in Saraf Kadal area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Sunday evening, leaving a policeman and a civilian injured.

According to a senior police officer, militants threw grenade at police and the 23rd Battalion CRPF at Saraf Kadal.

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However, while earlier reports suggested that no one was injured, it has now been confirmed that one policeman and a civilian suffered minor injuries in the blast.

They policeman has been identified as senior grade constable Mehraj Ahmad of police post Fateh Kadal Srinagar. Mehraj, they said, has injuries on the left side of his upper chest and left leg.

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The civilian has been identified as Sartaj Ahmed Bhat (27), son of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat of Saraf Kadal. He has injuries to both legs and the upper chest on his left side.

Dr Kanwaljeet Singh, Medical Superintendent, SMHS Hospital, told GNS that both the persons have been admitted to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the whole area has been cordoned off to nab the fleeing militants, they said.

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