Jaish-e-Mohammad claims attack on CRPF at Lal Chowk

Panic gripped Lal Chowk area in the heart of Srinagar after an explosion occurred near the erstwhile Paladium Cinema, which now houses CRPF soldiers, on Friday.
Though there was no official confirmation about the incident, Jaish-e-Mohammad in a statement to local news agency GNS claimed to have hurled a grenade at a CRPF bunker in Lal Chowk. It also said that “there are reports of casualties and severe injuries to many (CRPF) personnel”.
JeM spokesperson Mohammad Hassan in the statement said that the attack was in revenge for the killing of its commander, Nasir Khan alias Abdul Rehman. KR web desk