Jammu and Kashmir police said Sunday that militants threw a grenade into security forces deployed in the Lal Chowk area of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir.
Two security personnel and two civilians have received injuries from shrapnel and have been sent to a hospital, the police added.
Jammu & Kashmir: A grenade was lobbed upon the deployed troops of Central Reserve Police Force in Srinagar today; 2 CRPF personnel and 2 civilians sustained minor splinter injuries. Injured evacuated to hospital. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/b8m9wGI6Pr— ANI (@ANI) February 2, 2020
Fearing violent protests and provocation by local politicians to agitate against the decision on special status, the Narendra Modi government imposed certain restrictions while suspending the internet along with social media in the Kashmir Valley.
Most of Kashmir’s key politicians were taken into custody or put under house arrest to prevent political protests.