J&K: Five Injured in Grenade Attack in Sopore

Sergio Conner
September 24, 2017

A Special Police Officer (SPO) on Sunday threw back a grenade hurled by militants from inside a force's vehicle in north Kashmir's Sopore town, averting casualties to over 12 colleagues.

For it was his lightning-quick reflexes which made sure that the live grenade that fell into his bunker, manned by other police and CRPF personnel, didn't explode inside it.

On Thursday, militants hurled a grenade at a senior Jammu and Kashmir minister's cavalcade in Tral, killing two civilians and injuring six people, including two policemen, police had said.

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SSP Harmeet Singh told India Today that the SPO will be suitably rewarded. Soon after the grenade attack, police and paramilitary forces launched a search operation to nab the militants responsible for the grenade attack.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital where their condition is said to be stable, a police officer said.

Meanwhile, in an incident of ceasefire violation at the forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, two soldiers were martyred, the Army said.

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