9 CRPF jawans injured in attack in Valley

Militants attacked a CRPF camp in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday with a grenade, injuring at least nine troopers, three of them critically.

Agencies reported that this was the second grenade attack in Tral within two days, and third such incident in the Valley since Sunday. A police official was quoted, saying, “The camp was housed by troops of the 180th battalion of CRPF at Ladiyar village of Tral, 35 kilometers from Srinagar.”

Giving more details, he said, “The grenade exploded inside the camp, causing splinter injuries to three jawans. They were taken to a hospital and the area around the camp was cordoned off to nab the unidentified militants.”