Terrorism continues to haunt the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir as a group of militants today launched an attack at the CRPF troopers in a south Kashmir village, leaving five of them injured, police said.
According to police, the suspected militants hurled a grenade at a road opening party of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Wanpoh village of Kulgam, some 60 km south of Srinagar.
Missing the target, the grenade exploded on the roadside.
Five CRPF men received splinter injuries were sent to a hospital.
Five CRPF jawans injured in a grenade attack in Anantnag district's Wanpoh (J&K), being treated in a hospital. pic.twitter.com/4uKi8dkJwi— ANI (@ANI) September 26, 2016
The attack comes close on the heels of the September 18 attack at an Army camp in Uri in the state. Four militants were killed and 18 soldiers martyred in the terror strike.
Notably, Kulgam is also the worst affected region in the ongoing Kashmir unrest that has killed 90 people in over a month-and a-half of violence triggered by the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
Most of the deaths in the unrest have been in Kulgam.