13-year-old among 14 in­jured in Anant­nag grenade at­tack

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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)

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