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Grenade Attack in north Kashmir’s Sopore a day before EU team’s visit

A day before a delegation of Members of the European Union Parliament visit Kashmir, the attack took place in the main town square of Sopore

Srinagar: According to officials, today at least 20 people were injured when militants lobbed a grenade at a bus stand near a busy market in Sopore town of north Kashmir.

A day before a delegation of Members of the European Union Parliament visit Kashmir, the attack took place in the main town square of Sopore.

Officials said of the 15, two persons are seriously injured and have been referred to a hospital in Srinagar. The others are undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

Police said Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched an operation to nab the attackers. No arrests have been done so far.

On Sunday, militants had also lobbed a grenade at a market in Srinagar, injuring seven people. The militants hurled a grenade in Hari Singh High Street Market, which is a few hundred meters away from the city center Lal Chowk, said a police official.

Last month, CRPF had claimed that its men on law and order duties in Srinagar were attacked by a grenade which did not cause any damage.

Last Saturday, fourteen people were injured when suspected militants had hurled a grenade outside the deputy commissioner’s office in south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Saturday morning.

The days ahead when Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will officially be declared as Union Territories.

The two Union Territories will come into existence on October 31.

Narendra Modi government on August 5 abrogated had provisions of Article 370 that granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

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