Srinagar, Feb 10: Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and four policemen were among the 11 people, who were injured in a grenade attack by militants at the historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of this summer capital on Sunday evening.
He appealed to people to provide information about the incident to the nearest police station.
According to a Police Spokesperson, the militants lobbed a hand grenade on Sunday evening at a security force patrol party near Paladium in Lal Chowk, resulting in injuries to three CRPF personnel, four policemen and as many civilians, including a woman.
'The injured were identified as Humaira of Hairwan, Abdul Qayoom of Mandibal Nowshehra, Taliba Gulshan of Dalgate and Shadab Shah, resident of Nishat. They were immediately taken to a hospital,' he said.
Official sources told UNI that the militants managed to escape under the cover of darkness, adding that additional security forces have been rushed and a search operation has been launched to nab the attackers.
"Checkpoints have been established within three km radius of the attack site and all the vehicles, including two-wheelers, are being thoroughly checked before allowing them to move forward," they added.
Militants have escalated attacks on security forces during the last over one month in Kashmir valley. Ten people, including five CRPF jawans, were injured in over a dozen grenade attacks carried out by militants in the valley, particularly in Srinagar, since January this year.
Police has registered a case in this regard and further investigations are underway. The Spokesperson appealed to people to assist in investigation and share with police, whatever information they have regarding the militants. (UNI)