Two Grenade Attacks In Shopian In Kashmir, Two Civilians Hurt

15/06/2016 10:11 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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JAMMU, INDIA - JUNE 15: Jammu and Kashmir police men inspect the vehicles burnt by the protesters as city witnessed a near total bandh in protest against alleged desecration of a temple here last night on June 15, 2016 in Jammu, India. According to the news reports, mobile internet services were suspended in all 10 districts of Jammu region after the protests against the desecration of an ancient temple of Lord Shiva by youth of the other community whom was blamed for smashing the window panes and doors of a temple. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Militants on Wednesday carried out two grenade attacks within a span of 10 minutes in Shopian district of Kashmir, resulting in injuries to two civilians, police said.

The first attack took place at 5.

30 pm when militants lobbed a grenade at the police station building complex in Shopian town, a police official said.

The grenade exploded in the compound of the police station without causing any damage, he said.

In the second attack, the ultras hurled a grenade at Batapora chowk, about 200 metres away from the police station, resulting in injuries to two civilians.

The injured persons have been admitted to District Hospital for treatment, the official said.

Security forces have launched an operation to track down the assailants, he added.

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