Mosque, police station targeted for grenade attacks in Kashmir, 14 injured

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Majid Jaahangir, Srinagar
Fourteen  people including four policemen were injured in two separate grenade blasts  in Kashmir in past  ten hours, police officials said.
On Wednesday night alleged  militants hurled  hand grenade at police station Khanyar in Srinagar city in injuring four policemen including an officer.
On Thursday early morning, a  grenade exploded in a mosque  premises  in Tranz area of Shopian district injuring at least 10 people who were taken to district hospital for treatment. The incident took place at a time when local people after fajar (dawn) prayers  were coming out from the mosque.
” 10 people have been injured in a blast which occurred in mosque premises  at Traz, Shopian on Monday morning,  but it is not  yet clear  whether it was a  grenade blast or something else. We are investigating the matter “, Superintendent of Police district Shopian told jantakareporter.com over phone .
Earlier, a  live hand grenade was found at Yaqoob Mohalla , Shopian in early hours of Thursday, but it was diffused  by Bomb Disposal Squad of police.
On Wednesday afternoon alleged militants had attacked army patrol in Shopian district’s Imam Sahib area in which one army personnel was critically injured .
This is the first time when a mosque has been targeted with a grenade attack in last 10 years.

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