A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was injured after Militants on Sunday hurled a grenade at the residence of former MLA of the National Conference (NC) in Tral town of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.

CRPF informed that the unknown militants threw a grenade at the residence of Ex NC MLA Gulam Nabi Bhatt. A CRPF jawan on duty sustained splinter injury on his left-hand elbow. The injured jawan has been rushed to the hospital where his condition is stable.

According to police sources, suspected militants also vandalized the residence of a PDP leader in Tral on Saturday night. Armed with guns, the militants reportedly barged into the house of PDP zonal president Peer Mohammad Ashraf at Dadsara in Tral and vandalized it. They alleged that the gunmen fired shots into the air before fleeing.

It is worrying to note that this has been the 3rd attack on a political leader in South Kashmir in the last 3 days.

It all started on Thursday when terrorists lobbed a grenade at the residence of a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.

“It was a mysterious blast. The MLA and his family were not present in the house at the time of the blast,” reported a senior police officer after the attack.

The second such incident took place at the residence of MLA Wachi Aijaz Ahmad Mir at Zainapora area of Shopian. The grenade exploded inside the premises of the house without causing any damage.

In the retaliatory action, cops guarding the house fired several rounds in the air. However, the militants had managed to escape from the spot.

“A loud bang was heard inside the house of the legislator. We are looking into the cause of this blast. There was, however, no loss of life or property in this incident”, reported the police official after the second attack.


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