A civilian and a policeman have been injured after terrorists hurled a grenade near Aalimasjid Eidgah in Srinagar on Wednesday.
"At about 6.40 pm, terrorists hurled a grenade upon the bunker of 161 Bn CRPF located at Aali Masjid Eidgah area of district Srinagar which exploded on the roadside," a police officer said.
He said a civilian named Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Hawal Srinagar, and a Police Constable Sajad Ahmad, resident of Narwara Eidgah, were injured in the explosion.
The Constable is presently on leave, he said. The civilian has been shifted to SMHS hospital here for treatment, he added.
Targeted killings in Jammu and Kashmir have increased in the past few days. On Monday, terrorists shot dead a civilian in the Bohri Kadal area, which was the second attack carried out by the ultras in the city in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Terrorists fired upon Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, a resident of Bandipora district, at Bohri Kadal around 8 pm on Monday, they said.
The officials said Khan was rushed to a hospital in a critical condition where he succumbed. He worked as a salesman in the nearby Maharajgung, they said.
The officials said security forces have cordoned off the area to trace the attackers. Khan’s killing was the second attack by the militants in the city in the past 24 hours. A policeman was shot dead in the Batamaloo area on Sunday evening.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah condemned the killing of the civilian.
"The dastardly killing of Ibrahim is reprehensible & I unreservedly condemn it. Unfortunately Ibrahim is the latest in a series of targeted killings in the valley, especially Srinagar. May Allah grant him place in Jannat," Omar tweeted.
(With inputs from PTI)