Nine personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were injured on Tuesday when militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF camp in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, reported PTI. A CRPF spokesperson said that the attack took place at about 6 pm on the camp of F 180 Batallion in Laryar area of Tral, reported Hindustan Times. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Multiple attacks targeting security forces were reported across the Valley, a police statement said. Militants opened fire on a 22 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Pazalpora in North Kashmir and fled after the Army responded with gunfire, ANI reported. Attacks were also reported at Awantipora and Anantnag. While two officials were injured during the incident at Anantnag, another two others were hurt during an attack on the police station in Pulwama.
In the Pulwama CRPF camp attack, the grenade exploded inside the base, causing serious injuries to three of the nine jawans. The injured were taken to a hospital and the area around the camp was cordoned off to nab the militants. “Search operations are on. First priority is to evacuate the injured,” the spokesperson said.
This was the second grenade attack in Tral in two days and the third such incident in Kashmir since Sunday. Two CRPF men were injured in a grenade attack on their camp in Tral on Monday. A sub-inspector of CRPF and three policemen were injured in an attack on a security picket at Saraf Kadal in Srinagar on Sunday.
Tral is the hometown of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed by Indian security forces on July 8 last year.