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10 civilians injured in J-K grenade attack

PTI | Srinagar |

Ten civilians, including a 12-year-old boy, were on Wednesday injured in a grenade attack carried out by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.

The militants hurled the bomb at a security forces patrol party at Goriwan Chowk in the Bijbehara area of south Kashmir, they said.

The resulting explosion caused injuries to the civilians, including the boy and a few women, police said.

The injured were taken to a local hospital from where four were referred to Srinagar for further treatment.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and have launched a search operation for the militants, police said.