Insurgents on Tuesday carried out series of attacks on government forces’ installations from evening till late hours across Kashmir in which 12 police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured while four rifles were decamped from the guard room of residence of retired Jammu and Kashmir High Court’s Chief Justice. The attacks rattled the security grid and a high alert was sounded to prevent further attacks.
The first attack occurred at Tral in southern Pulwama district where insurgents hurled a grenade on a CRPF camp. A police official said that the insurgents lobbed a grenade on 180 Battalion CRPF camp at Lariyar which exploded with a big bang. He said ten CRPF men were hurt as they received splinters of the grenade. All the injured CRPF men were shifted to Army’s 92 Base Hospital Srinagar. Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.
The attack was followed by another at Padgampor in Awantpour area of the Pulwom district where insurgents hurled a grenade on 130 battalion CRPF camp but no one was injured. The area was cordoned off following the grenade hurling attack on paramilitary.
Insurgents carried out a raid on the residence of retired Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Muzaffar Attar, at Anchidor area of Anantnag district.
Sources said the insurgents barged into police post guarding Justice Muzaffar Attar’s house and fired upon cops. In the firing, two policemen including Constable Mohammad Shafi and SPO Bilal Ahmad sustained bullet wounds.