16 injured in grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir Shopian district

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New Delhi : Close to 16 people, including four policemen, were injured in a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday.

Terrorists have thrown an explosive at a police party stationed in Batapora Chowk in Shopian town. The grenade missed its target and exploded on the roadside, injuring 12 civilians and four cops.

"Around 12 civilians are reportedly injured in this explosion. A young girl has received critical injuries in this explosion while four policemen also sustained injuries in this incident," a spokesperson for the J&K police said.

"The injured have been shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment. The area has been cordoned off for searches," the spokesperson added.

Since last week, terrorists have carried out a series of grenade attacks on security forces and politicians. There is a panic situation in the state.

About Shopian district in J&K

Shopian district is a place for tourists with major attractions like the waterfalls of Aharbhal, Kounsernag, Kongiwatan, Arshi Pora Lahanthour, Sedow, Herpora Wild Life Sanctuary and much more. The Jamia Masjid in Shopian is one of the famous historical monuments built during the Mughal reign similar to that of jamia Masjid in Srinagar. The district has good number of schools and colleges, hospitals and health care centers.