Two days ahead of January 26 celebrations in the Valley, suspected militants Friday attacked government forces in Old City of Srinagar leaving a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper, a policeman and a civilian injured.
Officials told Kashmir Observer that suspected mujahideen lobbed a grenade towards the joint deployment of CRPF and police in Noorbagh locality of the Old City here this evening. In the surprise grenade attack, a CRPF driver, a cop and a civilian were injured.
The security personnel identified as M Mahindaran of CRPF 161batallion and policeman Mohammad Sartaj (Belt No1897/S) were removed to nearby SMHS hospital for treatment. While the trooper has splinter injuries in legs, the cop was hurt in the eye. The civilian identified as Shabir Ahmad Mir of Cement Kadal had splinter injury in left arm, officials said.
The attack comes two days ahead of January 26 celebrations in the Valley amid unprecedented security.