13-year-old among 14 injured in Anantnag grenade attack
Srinagar: Fourteen people, including a 13-year-old boy and a traffic policeman, were wounded in a grenade blast outside the office of the deputy commissioner in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Saturday, a police officer said.
Terrorists hurled the grenade on a security patrol outside the DC office in Anantnag , 55km from here, around 11am. The grenade, however, missed the target and exploded on the roadside, causing splinter injuries to the 14 people, he said. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Three of the 14 sustained critical injuries in the attack, the officer said, adding that the area was cordoned off by security forces, who launched a search operation to nab the attackers.
No terror outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the second on security forces in the Kashmir Valley since the abrogation of J&K’s special status on August 5.
Meanwhile, shops and business establishments remained closed even 62 days after the defanging of Article 370. (With agency inputs)