A youth injured in an explosion, is brought on a stretcher for treatment at a hospital in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: At least 23 people, including eight security personnel, were injured today in two grenade attacks by militants in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Kashmir, which has been witnessing a spurt in such incidents.

The first attack took place in Shopian district of south Kashmir where 16 people -- 12 civilians and four policemen -- were injured, a police official said.

A grenade was hurled at the cops but it landed on the roadside in the busy market area, the official said.

In the second attack, militants hurled a grenade at CRPF personnel in Tahab Chowk in Pulwama district this evening, the official said.

Four CRPF personnel and three civilians were injured in the blast, he added

Nearly a dozen grenade attacks have taken place in the valley since Thursday.