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Grenade attacks in two south Kashmir districts leave 2 troopers wounded

Militants hurled grenades at two CRPF camps in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, injuring two personnel, police said.

The attacks came on a day the paramilitary force held its 83rd Raising Day parade in Jammu. Indian Home Minister Amit Shah attended the CRPF Day event, held for the first time outside the national capital.

“At about 8:10 pm, militants hurled a grenade upon the camp of 178 Battalion of the CRPF at Babapora in Zainapora area of the south Kashmir district of Shopian,” a police official said.

He said one personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was injured in the grenade explosion.

In another incident, militants threw a grenade at the camp of 180 Battalion of the CRPF at Nowdal in Tral area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir, the official said.

He said a CRPF trooper was injured in the explosion.

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