Ahead of Republic Day, two attacks rock Srinagar within 24hrs
With less than 10 days to go for Republic Day, two attacks have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. On Friday, terrorists lobbed a grenade at security forces in the Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk in Srinagar, marking the second attack on the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir in less than 24 hours. No casualties have been reported yet. Here's more.
Terrorists lobbed a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bunker at Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk on Friday afternoon. The grenade reportedly missed the target and exploded on the roadside, so no one was hurt in the attack. However, a private car that was parked in the vicinity took some damage from the explosion.
In a separate incident, on Friday, terrorists hurled a grenade at a Special Operations Group (SOG) camp in the Gagran village located in Kashmir' Shopian district. However, this attack, too, was ineffective as the grenade missed the target caused no injuries to security forces. Nor did it cause any noteworthy damage to the security installment. The terrorists, however, managed to escape.
Earlier, on Thursday, terrorists staged another attack in Srinagar. In that attack, a grenade was lobbed at a CRPF security picket on Zero Bridge in the city, and resulting explosion left at least three police personnel injured. Thursday's attack took place less than 100 meters from the headquarters of the National Conference and the local office of All India Radio. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility.