4 security men injured, councillor escaped bid on life in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Mar 16 (UNI) Two soldiers and an equal number of police personnel were injured in an on going encounter while a Municipal councillor and his family members escaped bid on their lives in Kashmir overnight.

Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen snatched seven mobile sets from people at Batpora Damahal Hanjipora.

Official sources said security forces and police launched a joint search operation at village Chatloora Sopore, about 55 Km from here today following a tip off about the presence of militants.

During the operation militants attacked the security party injuring two jawans and two police personnel.

Reinforcement was rushed to the area from near by camps, they said adding the operation was still going on when the reports last came in.

Militants hurled a hand grenade towards the house of Mohammad Amin, a National Conference Municipal councillor at Bandipore.

However, it missed the intended target and exploded at the distance without causing any damage. Councillor and his family members escaped unhurt.

Security forces averted a tragedy when they detected and defused a live grenade at Bandipora.

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