CRPF officer, SPO injured in Anantnag grenade attack; LeT claims responsibility

Time & Us
Last Updated: August 3, 2018 at 9:03 pm

Srinagar, Aug 3: (GNS) A paramilitary CRPF officer and a policeman were injured in a grenade attack at Mehdi Kadal area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, on Friday.

A police officer told GNS that the suspected militants lobbed a grenade on CRPF bunker guarding the SBI branch at Mehdi Kadal.

“In the blast, an ASI of CRPF and a SPO Mudasir Ahmad sustained minor splinter injuries and were hospitalized,” he said.

Meanwhile, the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has claimed the responsibility of the attack.

LeT spokesperson Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement issued to GNS said its cadres lobbed the grenade and fired upon the CRPF post “in which more than two CRPF men were injured”. (GNS)