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Three grenade attacks in south, north Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jan 25: A civilian and a policeman on Friday sustained minor injuries in two grenade attacks by suspected militants on Friday in Anantnag and Pulwama district.
A cop and a civilian were injured after suspected militants lobbed a grenade towards a vehicle of forces parked outside the General bus stand in KP road area of Anantnag on Friday afternoon.
Sources said that suspected militants after hurling the grenade, fled from the spot, after which forces fired some aerial shots.
However, the attackers managed to escape from the spot, they said.
A police official while confirming the attack said that a search operation was launched in the area immediately after the attack to nab the attackers.
He added that a cop and a civilian received minor injuries during the attack, who, later, were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
In the evening, suspected militants lobbed a UBGL in Tahab area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The attack was followed by firing on 55RR Camp.
However, there was no loss of life or injury reported in the attack.
Militants also tossed a grenade at a CRPF bunker in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
An official of the CRPF, as per GNS, said that the suspected militants lobbed the grenade towards the bunker of 179 BN of the paramilitary force.
The device, however, missed the target and exploded on the roadside, he said.
SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal said that a team of police has been deputed to the site to ascertain the nature of blast.
The SSP said that there was no immediate report of any injury in the blast.