Published On: Thu, Sep 21st, 2017

Terrorists attack minister’s convoy with grenade in Pulwama, three civilians killed

Srinagar: Terrorists active in Kashmir valley targeted the convoy of a PDP minister on Thursday in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, killing three civilians and injuring at least 20 people including nine security personnel.

The security forces swung into action and have cordoned off the entire area

According to state DGP SP Vaid, terrorists fired rifle grenade at the convoy of PDP minister Naem Akhtar near a bus stand in Tral town of Pulwama district. “The grenade exploded at the tail of the security convoy killing two civilians and injuring to six CRPF personal and three JK policemen,” said the official.

He said that the security forces injured in the attack sufferred minor injury caused by splinters of the grenade.

Among the two causalities, there was two men and a woman, said the official adding that the other injured persons were shifted to the hospital for treatment.

Immediately after the grenade attack, the security forces swung into action and have cordoned off the entire area.”Intensive search operation is on to nab or neutralise the terrorists responsible for the cowardly act,” said the police official.

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