Just on the heels of the statement made by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Disturbed Areas Act (DAA) would be revoked in some parts of the state, five terrorist attacks have taken place in the state since yesterday.

Unidentified militants lobbed a grenade at Goriwan market, injuring five civilians. Police officials said that the militants probably targeted the vehicle of the armed forces but missed it. They cordoned off the area but no one has been arrested so far. Meanwhile, the injured have been taken to a hospital for treatment.

Twin grenade attacks in Srinagar injured three CRPF jawans yesterday. The militants also shot at and injured a policeman in Anantnag district. Another explosion took place in Srinagar's Batmaloo area, though no damage was reported. An attempt to target a police party in south Kashmir's Shopian district as also aborted.

No militant group has claimed the responsibility of the attacks but police sources said that they arrested two militants of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba (LET) outfit last evening. They said that the arrested militants were being sent for more attacks.

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