Srinagar: In yet another terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, a grenade was hurled at Kakpora police station in Pulwama district. While an explosion was reported inside the compound, no loss of life or injury was reported. This is the third such incident in the state today and fourth since Thursday, which came around a week ahead of Republic Day 2019.
Earlier in the day, ultras lobbed a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force bunker at Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) in Lal Chowk. Terrorists also hurled a grenade at security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir. On Thursday, a grenade attack was carried out on security forces at Zero bridge in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, a man was arrested on Friday from Lolab area of Kupwara district after he was found in possession of a hand grenade. Initial investigations have revealed that the man, identified as Mohammad Aslam Beigh, was planning to join militant ranks, a police spokesman said, adding, he was motivated to take up arms through social media by “entities based in Pakistan”.
The incidents are 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.
Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday said that in 2018 more than 250 terrorists were killed. Talking to reporters after inaugurating Kalai Bridge constructed by Border Roads Organization, he said, “2018 has been a great year for the security forces, more than 250 terrorists were killed, 54 were caught alive, and 4 surrendered to the forces.”