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Three hurt in grenade explosion in Sopore

December 24, 2010 20:33 IST

Three civilians and a paramilitary officer, A Central Reserve Police Force trooper were injured in a powerful hand grenade explosion in north Kashmir's Sopore town on Friday.

A police spokesman saidĀ terrorists tossed a grenade at a CRPF bunker near the main bus stand in Sopore town which missed the target and exploded on the road.

"Three civilians and a CRPF trooper were injured in the explosion. The injured were taken to hospital for treatment," the spokesman said.

The area was surrounded by the security forces. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar