09/05/2015 12:55 PM IST

Militant Attack: Six Civilians Injured In A Grenade Attack In Shopian

Indian army soldiers arrive at the site of a gunbattle in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Two militants carrying guns and grenades attacked a group of paramilitary soldiers on the outskirts of the capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday morning, leaving five soldiers and both militants dead and 10 other people wounded, police said. It was the bloodiest militant attack in the capital in years. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

SRINAGAR — Six civilians were injured in Jammu and Kashmir when a grenade lobbed by the militants exploded, police said on Saturday.

The explosion took place at Shopian in south Kashmir.

"Six civilians were injured in a grenade lobbed by the militants in Shopian market today (Saturday)," a senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar.

"The injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment. The area has been cordoned off and searches started to trace the militants."

Some reports said the explosion took place in Shopian, 52 km from Srinagar, when a police party was passing through the town.

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