Jammu and Kashmir news
“Gunmen lobbed a hand grenade at a cell phone tower, injuring one person,” a senior police officer told IANS here.
The injured has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Ahanger – brother of the tower’s owner – and a resident of the Gadood Bagh area of Habakadal locality in Srinagar city.
Lesser-known guerrilla outfit ‘Lashkar-e-Islam’ had claimed responsibility for the attack and issued threats to service providers to wind up their operations in Kashmir.
Police had recovered a hi-tech communication device atop a Sopore cell phone phone tower last month, which was reportedly used by guerrillas to improve their communication.