New Delhi: In yet another shocking incident, at least 20 civilians have been injured as suspected terrorists on Monday hurled grenade near a bus stop in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - 'Wanted - Dead or Alive': J&K Police Announce Rs 30 Lakh Cash Reward For Information on 3 Hizbul Mujahideen Terrorists
As per updates from PTI, of the six injured, one person is seriously injured and has been referred to a hospital in Srinagar. The others are undergoing treatment at a local hospital. Also Read - J&K: Suspected Terrorists Attack Joint Patrol Team of CRPF, Police in Srinagar; 6 Personnel Injured
Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched an operation to nab the attackers. ‘No arrests have been made so far, police informed.
“#Terrorists lobbed a #grenade on #civilians at #BusStand #Sopore. 6 #civilians sustained #injuries. Information is preliminary in nature,” Kashmir Police said on Twitter.
The incident comes in just two days after a joint patrol party of CRPF and police was attacked by suspected terrorists in Srinagar’s Karan area. According to updates, six CRPF personnel were injured in the incident. The incident took place when the CRPF team was manning a checkpoint.
The grenade that was hurled by terrorists exploded with a bang causing panic in the area. The area was cordoned off following the incident. The incident comes barely two days after two truck drivers were killed by suspected terrorists near Chitragam of Shopian.
The latest incident of attack in Sopore comes hours after the Jammu and Kashmir Police announced a cash reward of Rs 30 lakh for any information on three terrorists belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen. The three militants include Mohammad Amin alias “Jehangir Saroori” and his two accomplices Riaz Ahmed & Mudassir Hussain. While Amin carries a reward of Rs 15 lakhs, Riaz and Mudassir carry a reward of Rs 7.5 lakhs each.
Putting up posters in Kishtwar and other areas, the police officials have asked civilians to share information about these terrorists, leading to their arrests. The posters also carried two phone numbers for informants to share the information.
Speaking to a news agency, Kishtwar’s Senior Superintendent of Police Harmeet Singh said the three terrorists are active in the hilly district and the posters with their pictures have been put up to help people identify them. “We hope the people will cooperate and will provide the necessary information leading to their capture or killing,” the officer said.
Earlier in the day, Jammu and Kashmir Police asked non-Kashmiri truck drivers and workers to leave Shopian after a number of deaths reported following the terrorist attacks on them. Reports also claimed that the authorities have stopped truck drivers, from the Mughal road to enter Shopian district.
Besides, the police have also notified safe spots for them (Truck drivers) coming to Kashmir to ferry apples.