Militants Fire Rifle Grenade Towards Sectt

Militants Fire Rifle Grenade Towards Sectt

18 July 2012
Rising Kashmir


Srinagar: Suspected militants Wednesday fired a rifle grenade towards the civil secretariat here, the seat of government. Police sources said militants lobbed grenade towards Civil Secretariat at around 12.35 pm. “The grenade landed inside the premises. However, it did not explode. The experts of bomb disposal squad were rushed called to neutralize the explosive device”. They said the experts of bomb disposal squad neutralized the device. “While Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was not present inside the Civil Secretariat due to engagements elsewhere, several of his cabinet colleagues and senior bureaucrats were present in the complex,” sources said. They said security around the complex was further strengthened after the militant attack. No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.