Four CRPF men injured in Anantnag grenade attack

Four CRPF personnel were injured after militants hurled a grenade at them in the Qazigund area of Anantnag district today.
A CRPF spokesperson Rajesh Yadav said all four were stable. “They are being treated for injuries. One of them has a comparatively grievous injury on his leg but he is stable,” Yadav said.
The injured CRPF men have been identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector Ram Raj and Constables Shashi Kant, Naresh Kumar and PC Patnaik of the 163 Battalion.
The attack took place near the Dak Bungalow in the main market of Qazigund at about 4.15 pm on Monday.
Police reports said the injured were part of a road opening party and were attacked by the militants, who fled after hurling the grenade.
“The grenade explosion created a panic in the area. People ran for cover while CRPF men were injured. Some private cars were also damaged in the blast,” a police source said.
The injured CRPF men were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.
Soon after the attack, a contingent of the security forces and the police reached the spot and combed the area to trace the militants.
On September 1, militants had attacked a police bus in the Panthachowk area on the outskirts of Srinagar, killing one policeman and injuring five.
A fidayeen attack on the District Police Lines in Pulwama also left eight uniformed men, including four CRPF personnel and four policemen, dead on August 27.
A day later, an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the police was shot by militants in Anantnag.

Recent attacks

On September 1, militants had attacked a police bus in the Panthachowk area on the outskirts of Srinagar, killing one policeman and injuring five
A fidayeen attack on the District Police Lines in Pulwama also left eight uniformed men, including four CRPF personnel and four policemen, dead on August 27
A day later, an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the police was shot by militants in Anantnag.