JeM claims responsibility of twin grenade attacks

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Srinagar

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group has claimed responsibility of two grenade attacks in Srinagar and Shopian districts on Friday.

Police officers inspect the site of a grenade explosion in Lal Chowk Srinagar January 18 2019.
KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

A spokesperson of JeM Mohammad Hassan in a statement issued to news agency GNS claimed that three forces personnel were critically injured in the attack on the CRPF vehicle at Lal Chowk.

He also said that several forces personnel were critically injured in the attack at Gagran in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Earlier in the day, suspected militants lobbed a grenade on police (SOG camp) in Gagran, Shopian. However, no loss of life or injury was reported. At noon, a grenade was lobbed at CRPF vehicle in Lal Chowk.

A police official said two incidents of grenade attacks by militants took place at Srinagar and Shopian.

The officer said that no loss of life or property was reported and that the investigations in both the incidents are going on. (GNS)

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