Srinagar: Terrorists on Wednesday evening hurled a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. In the attack at Nowdal, one personnel was left injured, claimed officials, as quoted by PTI.
Adding, the officials revealed that the attack was carried out by an under-barrel grenade launcher at the 180th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force. The grenade explosion inside the camp of the ‘bravo company’ resulted into minor injuries to a CRPF head constable. He was immediately provided medical assistance.
Soon after the attack, the security forces launched a search in the area.
A UBGL is a weapon accessory and is fitted below the barrel of a gun. It fires a grenade at a trajectory and causes splinter and blast casualties.
Earlier on March 30, a CRPF personnel suffered injuries after terrorists lobbed a grenade at their bunker next to an SBI branch in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.
Meanwhile on March 12, a joint party of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district busted a militant hideout in Yaripora area and recovered arms and ammunition including grenades and live rounds.
In a deadly terror attack on a CRPF convoy in this area on February 14, forty troops on board a bus plying on the Jammu-Srinagar highway were killed. The responsibility of the attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). In response to the act of terror, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on February 26 had launched pre-emptive strikes on the JeM camps across the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakot of Pakistan, killing over 300 terrorists.