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9 Security Personnel Injured in Grenade Attack in J&K’s Pulwama

The attackers threw a grenade at security forces near the Tral bus stand, a police official said.

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At least nine security personnel sustained injuries on Friday, 22 June, when militants hurled a grenade at them in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.

The attackers threw a grenade at security forces near the Tral bus stand, a police official told news agency PTI.

The militants also opened fire on a joint contingent of police and CRPF Jawans, a Kashmir-based newspaper reported.

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"Militants lobbed a grenade followed by firing on the security forces from a crowd when they were busy with law & order duties on Tral road resulting in injuries to the nine security forces personnel," the police spokesperson was quoted as saying by PTI.

He said nine security personnel – five CRPF jawans and four cops – were injured in the attack.

Security forces exercised maximum restraint after being attacked to prevent any civilian casualty, the spokesperson said, adding that the injured were admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The Army had, earlier in the day, neutralised four militants in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. A policeman and a civilian had also died in the Army operation.

One of the militants was the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) chief Dawood, PTI reported, quoting police officials.

(With inputs from PTI)

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