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Grenade attack in Pattan, DySP among 3 cops injured


Srinagar, Oct 17: Suspected militants on Wednesday evening lobbed a grenade at policemen in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police spokesman said that based on credible inputs that some militants were travelling on Baramulla-Srinagar highway, a police naka party deployed at Baba Teng Pattan were checking the vehicles.

“During checking, while a passenger vehicle was signaled to stop, militants boarding the vehicle lobbed a hand grenade on police party. In this incident one Police Officer DySP Zaffar Mehdi and two other policemen Shabir Ahmad and Ashiq Hussain sustained injuries and were evacuated to hospital. They are stated to be stable now,” the spokesman said.

He added that as the militants tried to flee, they were chased and one of them was apprehended.

“The arrested militant has been identified as Faizan Majeed Bhat son of Abdul Majeed Bhat resident of Naibug Tral, who became a militant recently. He along with other militant Showkat Ahmad Bhat resident of Awantipora, who managed to escape, had joined Tehreekul Mujahideen,” the spokesman said.