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Grenade attack in Kishtwar after top police officer’s claims of no militancy

A day after a top police officer claimed that two districts of the Chenab valley in Jammu were militancy-free, suspected pro-freedom insurgents on Friday hurled a grenade on police in Kishtwar.  

Abdul Jabbar, the deputy inspector general of police, had on Thursday claimed that ‘Poonch, and Ramban districts were militancy free while as there was some militant presence in an area in Kishtwar’. 

The grenade on Friday was thrown at a police vehile while policemen were on a routine patrol on the Kishtwar-Chatroo road.  

The police claimed that the grenade missed the target in the Dadpeth area and no one was injured in the attack. 

Police have registered a case and launched a search in the area to track down the pro-freedom insurgents.  

Insurgency has gained ground in Jammu division since India unilaterally revoked the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir in August of 2019.

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