Srinagar: Militants on Wednesday made an abortive attempt to target Central Reserve Police Force personnel, posted in a defunct cinema hall here, with a grenade, official sources said. The grenade, hurled at the company headquarters of 96 battalion of CRPF at Firdous cinema, failed to explode after landing inside the main gate and was later defused by the bomb disposal squad. Two militants riding a motorcycle tossed the grenade towards the camp and fled the scene.

In Baramulla district, security forces recovered an improvised explosive device planted inside a pressure cooker from a passenger bus at Azad Gunj, a defence spokesman said. PTI

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