16 persons including 4 cops wounded in Shopian grenade attack

Shopian, June 4: At least over a dozen people including four cops were wounded after unidentified persons lobbed a grenade on Government Force in South Kashmir’s Shopian distirct.

The grenade blast created panic in the area while Forces fired dozens of rounds in air.

A police spokesperson said that 16 persons were injured when militants lobbed a grenade at Batapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

He said the grenade exploded inflicting injuries to several civilians and few policemen.

He said the grenade exploded along the roadside amid the civilian population.

“Around 12 civilians were reportedly injured in this explosion. A young girl has received critical injuries in this explosion while four policemen also sustained injuries in this incident,” he said.

He said the injured have been shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Police has initiated investigation in the instant matter, he added.

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