At least 10 paramilitary CRPF men were injured when unidentified persons “lobbed a grenade at their post” at Nowhatta in old city on late Monday evening, police said.
Meanwhile, PTI reported a group of protestors in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district took a police officer “hostage”, demanding the release of youth arrested on charges of stone pelting following the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.
An assistant sub-inspector of police was abducted by the protestors at Behibagh in Kulgam and has been held “hostage, a police official said.
He said the mob was demanding release of three youth who are in police custody on charges of stone pelting.
“Efforts are on to secure the release of the police officer,” he added.
Kashmir Valley witnessed clashes between protesters and security personnel after the killing of the 22-year old Wani. At least 32 people have been killed in the forces firing on civilians.
A day ago, a policeman drowned after protestors pushed his vehicle – moving bunker – into a gushing tributary of the Jhelum.