Grenade Attack On Police Station In Srinagar

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Jammu: Militants hurled a grenade at a police station on Saturday night in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, but no damage was done, police said.

The grenade, lobbed at the Kralkhud police station, exploded with a loud bang, a police official said. There was no damage caused in the explosion, he said, adding that a search was launched to nab the attackers.

Earlier, Heavy shelling and firing started on Saturday between the Indian and Pakistani armies on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. The Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate targeting of defence and civilian facilities in Mankote area using small arms, automatics and mortars, the Defence Ministry sources said.

The shelling and firing started around 7.45 a.m. “Our troops are retaliating appropriately and effectively. Firing exchanges were going on when the last reports came in,” the sources added. Life for hundreds of border villagers in Poonch and Rajouri districts in Jammu and Kashmir has been on a tailspin ever since the beginning of 2018.

Heavy shelling from across the border has brought their lives to a virtual halt. Fear of shells raining from across the LoC has now become an unending nightmare for these people.

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