Militants Try To Blow Up Police Station

10 July 2009
The Hindu

Srinagar: Militants made an abortive attempt to target a police station with a grenade in Baramulla district of north Kashmir here, a police spokesman on Friday said. Unidentified militants hurled a grenade on Police Station Pattan, 27 kms from here, on Srinagar-Baramulla National highway late last night, the spokesman said. The grenade fell short of the target and exploded outside the police station without causing any damage or loss of life, he said. This was the third grenade attack by militants in a week on police stations in Baramulla district. Militants carried out similar attacks on Police Stations Sopore and Baramulla on July six and seven, respectively, but none was hurt in the attacks. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old girl was injured in a land mine explosion at Radda post in Nowgam sector of Handwara, 100 kms from here, in Kupwara district on Thursday. Syeeda Bano, a resident of Khudi Mawar village of Handwara, was grazing cattle when the mine went off injuring her, the spokesman said.