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Two CRPF jawans among 25 wounded in Kashmir blast

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Srinagar, Mar 5 (UNI) At least 25 people, including two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, were wounded in a grenade attack by militants near a bus terminal at Pulwama, about 30 km from here, in south Kashmir today, official sources said.

However, CRPF spokesman Dilip Singh Ambeesh told UNI that about 15 people, including two CRPF men, were wounded in the grenade attack, the responsibility for which was claimed by the banned Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit.

The sources said militants hurled a hand grenade towards the CRPF vehicle near the Pulwama bus terminal this afternoon.

However, the grenade missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside, causing injuries to at least 25 people, including two CRPF jawans, they added.

The wounded have been shifted to the Pulwama district hospital.

However, four critically injured were later referred to a Srinagar hospital.

JeM spokesman Abu Padama telephoned the local media here to claim the responsibility for the attack.

A massive hunt has been launched in the area to nab the attackers, police said.

UNI AG FMH PK KN1423

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