2 SECURITYMEN, CIVILIAN INJURED IN SRINAGAR ATTACK

Three persons, including two security force personnel, were injured in a militant hand grenade attack in the down town Srinagar on Friday evening, official sources said on Saturday.

They said militants hurled a hand grenade towards a security force party at Safa Kadal in the downtown last evening. A police and a CRPF constable besides a civilian Shabir Ahmad were injured in the grenade blast, sound of which was heard in the entire area.

Later, additional security forces were rushed to the area and searches were conducted. However, no one was arrested as militants had managed to escape. The attack came when security forces are on high alert to prevent any militant attack on or before Republic Day (RD) functions, being held tomorrow.