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On CCTV, Woman in burqa hurls petrol bomb at CRPF bunker in J&K’s Sopore

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A burqa-clad woman was caught on camera hurling a petrol bomb at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town on Tuesday.

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In the video, a couple of pedestrians and two-wheelers can be seen passing by when a burqa-clad woman carrying a stops in the middle of the road. She then lights the petrol bomb and hurls it toward the CRPF camp.

Thereafter, she runs away from the spot.

According to sources, the burqa clad woman had hurled a grenade toward security personnel at the CRPF camp. A policeman and a CRPF personnel were injured in the attack.

The area was immediately cordoned off and a search was launched to nab the attacker. Security officials scanned CCTV clips to identify the attacker. The identity of the attacker has been established but she is yet to be taken into custody.

Security officials said that a massive search operation is underway to locate the attacker.

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“The woman who hurled a bomb at the CRPF bunker in Sopore yesterday has been identified. She will be arrested soon,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.

This was the second incident of hurling a grenade at a CRPF camp in the Valley in the last 10 days. Earlier on March 19, terrorists had hurled a grenade at Babapora camp of CRPF in which one jawan was injured. Three accused persons involved in the terror crime were arrested.

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