Civilian, cop injured in grenade attack in downtown Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: A civilian and a policeman were injured after terrorists hurled a grenade on a joint team of security forces in Saraf Kadal area of downtown Srinagar on Sunday evening, reports said.

Sources said that the grenade was lobbed towards a joint team of police and CRPF in the area resulting in injuries to two persons.

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The injured have been identified as Sgct Mehraj Ahmad, posted at Police Post Fateh Kadal in downtown who has suffered splinter injuries in chest and a civilian Sartaj Ahmad Bhat, son of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat, a local from Saraf Kadal who has suffered injury in both legs.

Soon after the attack, the whole area was cordoned off to nab the fleeing terrorists.