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Jul 17, 2013 at 03:28pm IST

Srinagar: Hizbul terrorist killed in grenade attack

Srinagar: An undertrial prisoner and the former guard of the Hizbul Mujahideen chief commander Syed Salahuddin has died and two policemen have been injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar. The incident happened in the Batmaloo area of Srinagar on Wednesday.

Shakeel Ahmad Kasana, who was in police custody, was killed when he was being taken to Baramulla. A civilian pedestrian was also injured in the attack on the vehicle carrying the alleged terrorist, Shakeel Ahmad Kasana, who was an undertrial, in the crowded Batamaloo bus stand in central Srinagar around noon, a police spokesman said.

Kasana, a resident of Akhal village of Kangan in Ganderbal district, was a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist who was arrested last year under Section 7/25 of the Arms Act and slapped with the Public Safety Act, the spokesman said. The grenade was lobbed by unidentified terrorists on a police vehicle carrying Kasana to Baramulla district jail from Panthachowk police station, he said.

The grenade landed and exploded inside the vehicle, injuring four policemen and Kasana, who later succumbed at a hospital, he said. Police assisted by security forces cordoned off the area immediately after the grenade attack but no one was arrested in the subsequent search operation, the spokesman said.

(With additional information from PTI)