SRINAGAR: A militant managed to escape after hurling a grenade in the Athlan Gadole area of Kokernag, in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said on Thursday.

“There was lone militant hiding in the area and he threw a grenade on a joint team of Police and army, who had launched a cordon and who search operation in the area amid inputs about the presence of militants late last evening,” they said. “He was hiding in the area and managed to flee away taking advantage of darkness.”

Three persons were injured in the grenade blast and were evacuated to hospital, they said. Among the injured include two civilians and an army soldier. Their condition is stated to be stable, they added.(GNS).


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