Srinagar: Militants lobbed a grenade on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday, injuring seven people, including three women and two CRPF jawans, police said.

The incident occurred in Sherbagh in the Anantnag area, a police official said.  He said seven people _ two CRPF jawans and five civilians, including three women _ were injured in the blast. Police have registered a case and investigations have begun, he said.

This is the second grenade attack on security forces in south Kashmir in the past two days.  Ultras had hurled a grenade on a police station in Kulgam district on Wednesday, injuring three civilians.

Ahead of Republic Day 2019 celebrations, intelligence agencies in the state had revealed that the grenade attacks on security forces and the state police were because an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) terror module had made a consignment of grenades available to the terrorists.

As per a report by the Kashmir police, at least six grenade attacks on the security forces were reported between January 10 and January 19.

The state was rocked by at least four grenade attacks on January 17 and 18.