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Terrorists lob grenade at Srinagar's police station

ANI  |  Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] 

One policeman and a civilian were injured after terrorists lobbed a grenade at a police station in Srinagar's Safa Kadal are on Thursday.

The attack came even as Defence Minister reviewed the overall security situation in the Kashmir Valley with Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat and other senior army officers.

The Defence Minister was apprised of various measures to strengthen the robust counter infiltration grid along the Line Control.

He was also briefed on the close coordination amongst all agencies towards restoring normalcy in the region.

He urged all defence personnel to continue their good job and ensure safety of the innocent people while dealing firmly with inimical elements.

He also directed the commanders to maintain a strict vigil along the Line of Control and remain prepared to give a befitting reply to any misadventure from across the border following the ceasefire violation earlier on Tuesday by the Army in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Army, earlier on Sunday, instigated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Chiti Bakri area of Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

The also retaliated to the unprovoked act strongly and effectively.

At least two civilians including a minor girl were killed and nine people, including four soldiers were injured in the unprovoked firing by in Rajouri district.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 19:22 IST