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Policeman injured in grenade blast in ‘militancy-free’ Doda

A Jammu and Kashmir policeman was injured in a blast that took place in the main town of Doda district on Monday.

A police spokesman said that unidentified men attacked a police post in Doda town. “One policeman received minor splinter injuries in the attack. Police cordoned off the area and started searches to nab the attackers,” the spokesman said.

But there were no reports of any arrests after the attack.

“According to initial reports, the incident took place at around 5 pm when unidentified assailants hurled a hand grenade towards the police post guarding district police lines DPL. One policeman on duty received splinter injuries. He was immediately shifted to government medical college hospital Doda where his condition is stated to be out of danger,” the spokesman said.

“Immediately after the incident the entire area including adjoining localities have been cordoned off and people are being questioned. No arrest has been made so far. Efforts are on to nab the culprit.”

It is pertinent to mention that Doda has been free from the presence of militants for a long time, according to the police.

Police also claim that there was no movement or presence of militants in Doda district.

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