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Spree of grenade attacks in Kashmir; 4 CRPF personnel injured

By Vikas

Three CRPF personnel and a civilian were injured after terrorists lobbed grenade in Jammu and Kashmir's Fateh Kadal on Saturday, said reports. The incident took place at Chinkral Mohalla when terrorists hurled a grenade at the CRPF personnel.

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In a seperate incident, a grenade was lobbed at CRPF deployment at Badshah Bridge in Srinagar in which one security personnel was injured.

In a third such attack today, a grenade lobbed on CRPF troops at Srinagar's Magarmal Bagh.

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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