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J&K: Jawan injured in grenade attack by militants

August 22, 2013 15:36 IST

An Army jawan was injured in a grenade attack by militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Thursday.

Unidentified militants hurled a grenade on a patrol party of Rashtriya Rifles at Imam Sahib in Shopian town, near Srinagar, on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

"The injured jawan was shifted to hospital for treatment", a senior police officer said. The area was later searched by the security forces.

The grenade exploded causing splinter injuries to a jawan who was evacuated to hospital. The whole area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants involved in the attack, the officials said.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the grenade attack.

With inputs from PTI

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar