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J&K:Six CRPF troopers wounded in grenade attack

August 24, 2009 21:27 IST

Six paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force troopers were wounded late on Monday evening in a powerful grenade explosion in Srinagar.

Police said militants lobbed a grenade at a hotel building in Dalgate, occupied by troopers of 162nd battalion of the CRPF. "The grenade exploded inside the hotel complex injuring six troopers. Five of the injured troopers were evacuated to Soura medical institute for specialized treatment," a senior CRPF officer said.

The condition of one injured jawan is stated to be serious, according to hospital sources.The area was cordoned off for searches by police and CRPF troopers.No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar