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15 civilians, 8 security personnel injured in grenade attacks in Kashmir

Last updated on: June 04, 2018 19:46 IST

At least 23 people, including eight security personnel, were injured on Monday in two grenade attacks by terrorists in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Kashmir, which has been witnessing a spurt in such incidents.

The first attack took place in Shopian district of south Kashmir where 16 people -- 12 civilians and four policemen -- were injured, a police official said.

A grenade was hurled at the cops but it landed on the roadside in the busy market area, the official said.

In the second attack, terrorists hurled a grenade at Central Reserve Police personnel in Tahab Chowk in Pulwama district this evening, the official said.

Four CRPF personnel and three civilians were injured in the blast, he added.          

Nearly a dozen grenade attacks have taken place in the valley since Thursday.

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