7 Injured, 3 Critical In Grenade Attack By Terrorists In Srinagar

The Kashmir Zone Police tweeted that the area has been cordoned off and a search is in progress.

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Police and CRPF are conducting a search in the area (Representational)


Srinagar: 

At least seven people were injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar after a grenade attack by terrorists in a market area on Saturday, police said. Three civilians are in a critical condition and all injured have been shifted to a hospital.

The attack comes despite tight security in Jammu and Kashmir since the centre revoked the state's decades-old special privileges on August 5.

The attack took place at Hari Singh High Street Market, which is a few hundred metres away from the city centre Lal Chowk, a police official said.

The Kashmir Zone Police tweeted that the area has been cordoned off and a search is in progress. Jammu and Kashmir police and the CRPF are conducting a search.

The shops in the market were shut but a few vendors had set up stalls in the area, police told news agency PTI.

On Monday, postpaid mobile connections will be restored in Jammu and Kashmir, the state announced today.

Last week, terrorists had thrown a grenade in south Kashmir's Anantnag. Around 14 people were injured in the attack that took place outside the District Collector's office.

State government spokesperson Rohit Kansal today said restrictions on movement of people have been lifted in "over 99 per cent" areas of the state and said the curbs were necessary to prevent "externally-aided terrorists" from disturbing the peace in the state.



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