Grenade Blast in South Kashmir Village
Grenade Blast in South Kashmir Village

A total of 9 people, including 7 civilians and 2 paramilitary troopers were injured in a south Kashmir village when suspected militants hurled a grenade at security forces on Tuesday.

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The grenade exploded on the roadside in Bon Bazar area of Shopian district when a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party was patrolling the area, a police officer said.

The nine injured included four women. They have been shifted to a hospital, the police officer said.

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The attack came as security forces are battling an unknown number of heavily-armed militants holed up inside a government building in Pampore area of Pulwama district, also in south Kashmir.