New Delhi: Terrorists lobbed a grenade at CRPF platoon near Lal Chowk in Srinagar, news agency ANI reported on Friday. No loss of life or injury has been reported yet. More details are awaited. Security forces have cordoned off the area and the internet services have also been suspended.
The incident comes days after Pakistan had violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector for the fourth time. India had also strongly retaliated to the intermittent firing from the other side.
Jammu and Kashmir recorded 2,936 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018 — the highest in the past 15 years with an average of eight cases daily — in which 61 people were killed and over 250 injured.
The number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in 2018 were over three times that of 2017, when 971 cases were reported. In 2017, 31 people — 12 civilians and 19 security forces personnel — were killed awas51 suffered injures.
In the previous three years, the numbers of such violations were 77 in 2008, 21 in 2007 and three in 2006, according to official data.
For three years – 2004, 2005 and 2006 – there was not a single such violation on the border.
India shares a 3,323-km-long border with Pakistan, of which 221 km of the IB and 740 km of the LoC fall in Jammu and Kashmir.