25 September 2017

News Story: 7 people wounded in grenade blast in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people including two policemen and a paramilitary trooper were wounded in a grenade blast Sunday in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The grenade blast took place in Sopore town of Baramulla district, about 48 km northwest of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Reports said militants hurled a grenade inside a bullet proof vehicle of police, however a policemen inside the vehicle threw it out immediately, resulting in its blast on road.

"Alert special police officer (SPO) throws away grenade to safer place which was hurled inside security force vehicle thus saving lives of dozen police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel," a police spokesman said. "Two policemen and CRPF man suffered minor wounds."

Meanwhile, civilians wounded in the attack were immediately taken to government medical facility in the town.

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