Eight civilians injured as grenade lobbed in Tral

Grenade Attack
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PULWAMA — At least eight civilians including a septuagenarian were injured after suspected militants hurled a grenade towards government forces in Tral town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Police sources said that militants hurled a grenade upon the bunker of 16 Battalion SSB B-Coy near bus stand Tral that falls under the jurisdiction of Police Station Tral. The grenade missed the target and exploded with a bang, leaving eight civilians injured.

All the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment.

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An official identified the injured as Javid Ahmad Ganai (35) of Tral, Wali Muhammad Rather (45) of Paneer Tral, septuagenarian Muhammad Abdullah of Hakim of Tral, 25-year-old Tabish, 26-year-old lady Shahzada, both residents of Pastuna Tral, Taja Begum (65) of Amirabad Tral, Shaheena (24) of Pastuna Tral and 30-year-old Bilal Ahmed Naik of Tral Payeen.

The area was cordoned off and a search operation was launched, however, no arrests were made.

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