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.