Kashmir

12 Civilians, 4 Policemen injured in Shopian blast

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Srinagar: Twelve civilians and four policemen were injured after militants on Monday afternoon lobbed a grenade at forces vehicle in Batapora area of Shopian district in south Kashmir.

A police spokesman in a statement issued here said that the grenade was lobbed on police officer’s vehicle and exploded along the roadside amid the civilian population. “Around 12 civilians are reportedly injured in this explosion. A young girl has received critical injuries in this explosion while four policemen also sustained injuries in this incident”.

The injured have been shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment, the spokesman said.

Police have initiated the investigation in the instant matter, he said.

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