‘Grenade’ Attack: ‘Two Militant Outfits Claim Responsibility’



The grenade attack on Central Reserve Police Force late Thursday evening saw two militant outfits claiming responsibility of the attack.

CRPF spokesperson, Bhavesh Choudhary told KNS that eleven of its men were injured in the attack on their camp in Ikhwan hotel in Srinagar.

More so, the CRPF spokesperson ruled out that it was a grenade attack, saying that “some object was thrown towards the camp at 7.30 pm which created an explosion.”

Meanwhile, Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen claimed “responsibility for the grenade attack on CRPF camp in Khanyar”.

In a tele-statement to KNS, Hizb Operational spokesperson Burhan-u-din claimed that three CRPF personnel were killed in the grenade attack.

 “At 8 pm this evening, Hizb attacked a CRPF camp in Srinagar. Three CRPF men were killed and 11 were injured, some of them critically,” the spokesperson claimed.

“Hizb-ul-Mujahideen has asked its militants to intensify their attacks on Indian army in Kashmir,” he said.

In the meantime, another Srinagar absed news gathering agency, Current News Service (CNS) said that militant out Tehreek-ul-Mujahedeen claimed the responsibility of grenade attack on CRPF camp at Ikhwan Hotel Srinagar.

In a statement, spokesperson TeM claimed “that its special squad lobbed a grenade at Ikhwan hotel in which four CRPF personnel were killed while dozen others were injured”.

The spokesperson said, “the attack was carried out a day before the Indian Prime Ministers visit to Kashmir Valley. We deliberately attacked 82 Battalion CRPF camp as they indulge in repressive means. The militants who carried out this attack reached safely at their destination.”

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