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J&K: 4 cops, 12 civilians injured in grenade attack by Jaish terrorists

By Vikas

Terrorists on Monday hurled a grenade on a police party in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district in which at least 12 civilians and four cops were injured. The incident took place at Batapora Chowk, a busy market place in Shopian. This is the tenth attack in the past four days and Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the same.

Grenade attack in Shopian (Image courtesy - ANI/Twitter)

Reports say that grenade was hurled at a police vehicle but missed and exploded on the road resulting in injuries to civilians. Among the injured were a woman and a child.

"The injured have been shifted to hospital. The area has been cordoned off for searches," a police officer said.

The unilateral ceasefire declared by the union government in the holy month of Ramazan has had no effect on the terrorists. Terrorists continued to carry out attacks and Saturday alone reported three such incidents. Four CRPF personnel and two civilians, including a woman, were injured on Saturday in three separate grenade attacks on security forces, police said.

On Friday (June 1), two security personnel and one civilian were reportedly injured after the terrorists lobbed a grenade on a police party in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag area. A vehicle was also reportedly damaged in the incident.

On May 25, terrorists hurled grenade at a camp of 34 Rashtriya Rifles in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam.

On May 7, one CRPF personnel was injured after terrorists hurled a grenade at Tahab Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. The grenade was lobbed at police and CRPF personnel who were deployed at Tahab Chowk to maintain law and order.

On May 4, terrorists hurled a grenade at a police station in Pulwama. The grenade exploded outside the police station and no one was injured in the incident.

On April 12, terrorists had lobbed a grenade at a police station in Pulwama in which two policemen were left injured. Following the incident, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 166 percent more civilian fatalities due to militancy while there was a 42 percent rise in the number of terrorists neutralised in 2017 compared to the previous year, the Home Ministry said in April. The annual report of the Ministry of Home Affairs for 2017-18, released in April, said that since the advent of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in 1990, a total of 13,976 civilians and 5,123 security personnel have lost their lives till December 31, 2017. In 2017, there were 342 violent incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in which 80 security personnel, 40 civilians and 213 terrorists were killed.

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