2 CRPF men, 3 women among 30 injured in Srinagar blast

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Srinagar, Sep 17 (UNI) About 30 people, including two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and three women, were injured in a grenade blast at the busy Budshah Chowk near here this afternoon, official sources said.

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the blast so far.

They said militants hurled a hand grenade towards a CRPF picket, guarding the Akhara building, which houses the holy Mace of Lord Shiva.

It exploded on the roadside, causing injuries to 30 people, including two CRPF jawans. One passenger bus passing the area was also damaged in the blast. The injured also included three women.

The injured were admitted to SMHS hospital.

Militants later managed to escape, they said.

This was the first such attack in the city after Chief of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) based United Jehad Council (UJC) Syed Salahuddin asked militants to participate in processions in the Kashmir valley unarmed.

He also asked them not to carry out any militant attack in public places.

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