Nine policemen injured in Kashmir attack

Srinagar:At least nine policemen, including three officers, were injured when a suspected militant hurled a bomb at them from a crowd of protesters in a south Kashmir town on Wednesday, officials said.

The officials said a police party was controlling a mob in Pulwama town, some 30 km from south of here, when the militant attacked them with a grenade.

The grenade exploded a few metres from the policemen, injuring a superintendent of police, a deputy superintendent and a station house officer of Pulwama police station.

The attack came as Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Kashmir to review the situation and hold talks on finding ways to defuse tension in the valley that has left 69 people dead and thousands injured in over six weeks.