SRINAGAR — Two security men including a police officer and four civilians were injured in a grenade attack at Pakherpora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday afternoon.

Reports reaching here said that militants hurled the grenade towards a joint deployment of 181BN CRPF and police in Pakherpora. In the attack, Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI) Ghulam Rasool alias Dilawar, CRPF constable Santosh Kumar and four pedestrians sustained splinter injuries.

All the injured persons were evacuated to Sub-District Hospital Pakherpora for treatment.

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A doctor at SDH Pakherpora said that the health facility has received six injured persons including two security men and four civilians. He identified two of the four injured civilians as Shafeeq Ahmad Najar and Irfan Wani.

The doctor said that the other two persons are women aged about 40 and 50 years, adding that the injured civilians were referred to SMHS hospital Srinagar for advanced treatment.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Budgam, Nagpure Amod said that a grenade was lobbed in the Pakherpora market. All security personnel are safe. “2 civilians received minor injuries,” he said.

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Meanwhile, soon after the blast, a joint team of CRPF, police, and Army launched searches to nab the attackers.

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