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Several civilians injured in Baramulla grenade attack

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Seven civilians were injured as suspected militants launched two grenade attacks in two separate locations in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday.

A police spokesperson said militants lobbed a grenade around 1.15 p.m at an Army convoy near the Azad Gunj bridge area of Baramulla.

“The grenade exploded on the road and resulted in injuries to seven civilians,” the police said.

All the injured were shifted to a hospital for treatment. “The police continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime incident,” the police said.

The area where the attack took place was cordoned off immediately and a search was launched to nab the attackers, the police said.

In a separate incident, suspected militants attacked a police post with a grenade in Baramulla’s Sopore.

An official said another grenade attack took place near a bus stand in Sopore town. “It seems the grenade was fired from a grenade launcher. There was no loss of life in the incident,” officials said.

Meanwhile, the police and the Army recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in the Banali forest area of Boniyar Uri in Baramulla district.

“During searches in the area, two AK-47 rifles, 74 AK rounds, a pistol with 38 rounds, 10 hand grenades, two wireless sets and a pouch were recovered,” said the police.

In Jammu’s Reasi, the Army arrested three persons for being touch with Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

An official said the three persons belong to the Mahore area and were in contact with Muhammad Qasim of the Lashkar e Taiba, who had ex-filtrated.

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