Just a day ahead of Republic Day, militants Tuesday hurled a grenade towards Indian security personnel. It took place in the busy Hari Singh High Street area of Srinagar injuring four persons including a police officer and two women, as per officials.
The militants hurled the grenade towards a team of security personnel at Hari Singh High Street at around 3:30 pm. It exploded by the roadside injuring
The injured people have been identified as police inspector Tanveer Hussain who is posted with ACB, Mohammad Shafi, his wife Tanveera, and another woman Asmat.
They were rushed to a hospital where their condition was told to be stable, as per the officials.
Meanwhile, the Indian security forces have cordoned off the area launching searches to nab the ultras. Moreover, security has been beefed up in the city ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.
Additional reinforcements were also rushed to the spot. Shoppers and pedestrians were also frisked as part of the security drill.
The J&K police have not yet revealed any details about this incident.
The attack comes amid the high alert sounded by the security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Republic Day.
President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation at 7 pm today on the eve of Republic Day.
In the wake of the ongoing third covid wave in the country, there will be low-key Republic Day celebrations nationwide.
A set of guidelines issued by the Delhi Police will be followed for attending the Republic Day parade.
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