Nine injured as militants attack security forces with grenade

Nine injured as militants attack security forces with grenade

Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) Seven civilians and two paramilitary troopers were injured on Tuesday when suspected militants hurled a grenade at security forces in a south Kashmir village, police said.

The grenade exploded on the roadside in Bon Bazar area of Shopian district when a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party was patrolling the area, a police officer said.

The nine injured included four women. They have been shifted to a hospital, the police officer said.

The attack came as security forces are battling an unknown number of heavily-armed militants holed up inside a government building in Pampore area of Pulwama district, also in south Kashmir.

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