Grenade attack on Holi-playing security men (Lead)

March 11th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, March 11 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas lobbed a grenade at security personnel playing Holi in a crowded market in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday injuring one of them, witnesses said.
The grenade attack took place near Amira Kadal Bridge in the city centre Lal Chowk when unsuspecting members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were busy throwing colour over one another.

“The grenade exploded near the bunker injuring one of the troopers. He was immediately shifted to a hospital,” a police officer said.

The attack comes as Muslims celebrated Prophet Mohammed’s birthday Eid-e-Milad in the Kashmir Valley. The celebrations conclude Friday.

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