Grenades Hurled at 2 Poll Stations in J&K’s Pulwama, No Casualties
File photo of security personnel standing guard outside a polling booth in Jammu and Kashmir.
File photo of security personnel standing guard outside a polling booth in Jammu and Kashmir.(Photo: IANS)

Grenades Hurled at 2 Poll Stations in J&K’s Pulwama, No Casualties

Militants on Monday, 6 May, lobbed grenades towards two polling stations in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, where voting is underway for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency.

A grenade was lobbed towards the Rohmoo polling station early on Monday, but there were no reports of any casualties in the the blast, a police official said.

He said that security forces have since cordoned off the area.

Following this, another grenade was lobbed at a separate polling station in the south Kashmir district. No casualties were reported in this attack as well.

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The attacks mark the first such instances of militant-related violence at a polling station in this Lok Sabha election in Jammu and Kashmir.

Polling is being held in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, which also includes Anantnag and Kulgam districts.

Anantnag district went to polls on 23 April, while voting in Kulgam district took place on 29 April.

There are 18 candidates in the fray for Anantnag constituency, including PDP president and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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