FIVE grenade blasts rocks Kashmir; MLA’s house targeted

After there have been reports of nearly 24 terrorists infiltrating the borders into India, the forces have been alert.

Security forces have sounded a high alert across the valley after intelligence inputs suggested that the terrorists are planning attacks on the eve of Jung-e-Badr (the battle of Badr in the Islamic history) which falls of the 17th of Ramzan.

And yesterday, the 1st of June, 5 blasts have rocked the state.

According to the latest reports, the grenade attacks took place in Pulwama and Anantnag at 10:50 AM; in Tral at 12:10 PM; in Srinagar at 07:00 PM; and again in Tral at 08:50 PM.

Militants lobbed a grenade towards the residence of Tral MLA Mushtaq Shah in Pulwama. It exploded in the lawn and no one was injured, a police official said, adding the legislator was not in the house at the time of the incident. Shah is a legislator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has a coalition government with the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.

In Anantnag, four persons, including two CRPF personnel were injured in the explosion. Fortunately, they are stable.

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In Pulwama, a CRPF vehicle was attacked, however, no one was injured in the attack. According to reports, the CRPF vehicle of 183 Battalion came under fire at Eidgah crossing in Pulwama town. Mohammad Asalam Chaudhary, SSP, Pulwama, said, “Soon after this incident, the whole area has been cordoned off.”

There are reports of infiltration of over 20 militants into Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently, the officials said.

They also said that most of the militants are believed to be affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit headed by Maulana Masood Azhar.

The security grid is apprehending a spike in militant attacks in the state, particularly in the Valley, the officials said.

The security forces have been asked to remain on a high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations across the state, they said.

The officials said it is rare for such a large number of militants to infiltrate in one go and indicated the desperation of their handlers across the LoC to keep the Kashmir pot boiling.


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