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Grenade attack injures five in Srinagar

May 14, 2010 16:56 IST

Five persons, including four security men and a civilian, were wounded in a powerful hand-grenade explosion in the Sarafkadal locality of Srinagar on Friday afternoon.

Police said militants lobbed a grenade at a bunker of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force in the Sarafkadal locality.

"The injured, including three CRPF troopers, a local cop and a civilian, were immediately evacuated to hospital for treatment. Attending doctors have described the condition of the local cop as critical," a senior police officer told

He said the area around the blast site was surrounded by the CRPF and police for search operations. High tension has gripped the area.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar