Suspected militants hurled a grenade on joint patrol of police and CRPF in Saraf Kadal area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Sunday evening, leaving a policeman and a civilian injured.
A top Police officer told that militants threw grenade towards police and 23 battalions CRPF at Saraf Kadal.
However, while earlier reports suggested that no one was injured, it been now been confirmed one policeman and a civilian suffered minor injuries in the blast.
They have been identified as senior grade constable Mehraj Ahmad of police post-Fateh Kadal Srinagar. Mehraj, they said, have injuries on the left side of the upper chest and left leg.
The civilian has been identified as Sartaj Ahmed Bhat (27) son of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat of Saraf Kadal. He has injuries in both legs and the upper chest of the left side.
Dr. Kanwaljeet Singh, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital told both persons have been admitted to the hospital. Meanwhile, the whole area has been cordoned off to nab the fleeing militants, they said.