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Four injured in Srinagar grenade explosion on Republic Day's eve

Security personnels cordon off area after militants hurled grenade at Harisingh high street in Srinagar on January 25, 2022.

Security personnels cordon off area after militants hurled grenade at Harisingh high street in Srinagar on January 25, 2022.

Four persons, including a policeman, were injured in a grenade explosion carried out by suspected militants at Hari Singh High Street market in Srinagar on Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said that a grenade was tossed towards a parked police vehicle at the commercial hub in the afternoon by the militants.

“The grenade exploded on the roadside and scattered splinters in all directions. Four persons were injured in the blast. Several window panes were also shattered by the impact of the explosion,” the officials said.

One policeman and one woman were among the four injured in the blast. Hospital authorities in Srinagar said the condition of all those who were injured as “stable with minor injuries”.

Additional reinforcements were rushed to the spot to nab the attackers. Shoppers and pedestrians were also frisked as part of the security drill.

The J&K police have not yet divulged any details about the incident.

The attack came amid the high alert sounded by the security agencies in J&K on the eve of the Republic Day.


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