New Delhi: A blast has been reported from Ghanta Ghar Chowk in Srinagar. According to TV reports, the grenade attack took place near the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployment. Security forces have cordoned off the area. No loss of life has been reported so far. Also Read - Low-intensity IED Explodes in Kashmir's Pulwama; Area Cordoned Off, Probe Underway, Say Police
Notably, this is the second grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s capital city in 24 hours. Also Read - Video: Farooq Abdullah Grooves to Tunes of 'Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche' With Amarinder Singh at Wedding
Earlier on Thursday, three policemen were injured after terrorists hurled a grenade on security forces at Zero bridge in Srinagar. Also Read - Bengaluru, Shimla 'Most Livable' Cities in Govt's Ease of Living Index | Check Complete List Here
The incident was reported after five Pakistani soldiers were gunned down while seven of their bunkers destroyed in retaliatory firing by the Indian troops on Wednesday night across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector. Three Pakistani soldiers were also reportedly critically injured in the cross-border firing.
The retaliatory action by the Indian troops came a day after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had warned Pakistan that India will not hesitate in carrying out strong action against inimical moves, asserting that its forces were giving enemies along the Line of Control a “befitting reply” and inflicting heavy losses.