Soon after PM Modi’s speech in the valley, a grenade blast by militants killed one police jawan was killed in Nowhatta area of Srinagar. The policeman has been identified as Shamim Ahmad from Gurez Bandipora.
This attack injured 4 CRPF personnel and 7 police jawans, who were rushed to the SMHS hospital in Srinagar. According to the police, the militants threw a grenade at a security force party in Nowhatta area at around 6:30 pm as they were withdrawing from the area after the day’s deployment.
“A police constable identified as Shamim Ahmed was killed in the grenade explosion. Eleven other security personnel including eight policemen and three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured,” said a police officer.
The security forces have launched a search operation in the area.