Srinagar: Terrorists hurled a grenade on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops at Sherbagh in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday, reportedly injuring three security personnel. The injured soldiers were shifted to hospital and the area was cordoned off for search, said officials.
South Kashmir has become a hotbed of militancy in recent months. Monday’s militant attack comes a day after a CRPF jawan was killed by terrorists in South Kashmir’s Pulwama. The jawan, Naseer Ahmed, was part of the CRPF’s 134 Batallion.
On July 27, two terrorists opened fire in a bank in Kulgam area, injuring a security guard and a civilian. The terrorists were trying to loot cash from the Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s Mohamadpora branch, reports said.
On July 26, five security personnel were injured in another grenade attack at a CRPF bunker in Bijbehara town. Abductions of policemen are also on the rise.
In the latest such incident, Special Police Officer Shakeel Ahmed Lone was released last week by suspected terrorists after being abducted from Pulwama district’s Tral area. Lone had been abducted from Chankitar village following which a massive combing operation was launched by the police to track him down.
(With agency inputs)