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Dy Commandant among 4 CRPF personnel wounded in Srinagar blast

Written by: Staff
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Srinagar, Mar 5 (UNI) At least four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, including a deputy commandant, were wounded in a grenade attack by militants near a shrine here today.

CRPF spokesman Dilip Singh Ambeesh told UNI that militants hurled a hand grenade towards a bunker near a shrine at Khanyar in the downtown area here this evening.

The grenade hit the picket, causing injuries to four CRPF personnel, he added.

CRPF's 122 battalion Deputy Commandant B N Sharma, sub-inspector N Singh, head constable Jaswal and jawan Khandey were wounded in the attack, the responsibility for which was claimed by the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad and Al-Madina militant outfits.

The wounded have been shifted to a hospital.

UNI AG FMH PK VC1728

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