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Grenade attack in Shopian,16 injured

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Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday said that 16 persons were injured when militants lobbed a grenade at Batapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

A police spokesperson said the grenade exploded inflicting injuries to several civilians and few policemen.

He said the grenade exploded along the roadside amid the civilian population.

“Around 12 civilians were reportedly injured in this explosion. A young girl has received critical injuries in this explosion while four policemen also sustained injuries in this incident,” he said.

He said the injured have been shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Police have initiated an investigation in the instant matter, he added.

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