At least 12 people and four policemen were injured when an unidentified person hurled a grenade at security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, police said on Monday, amid a unilateral Ramzan ceasefire announced by the Centre last month.
“Militants today afternoon lobbed a grenade at Shopian in Batapora area which exploded inflicting injuries to several civilians and few policemen. The grenade exploded along the roadside amid the civilian population,” a police spokesperson said.
“A young girl has received critical injuries in this explosion,” he said adding that the injured were shifted to a hospital.
Police also fired some shorts in the air and the area was cordoned by security personnel.
#SpotVisuals: Terrorists hurled grenade on police party at Batapora Chowk in Shopian district; #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/qHhqwEt2H8
— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2018No militant organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Several attacks have been reported during the holy Muslim month when the security forces have suspended operations against militants in Kashmir.
Eight people including four paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and an equal number of civilians were injured on Saturday in four grenade attacks carried out by the militants.