Jammu and Kashmir: Grenade attack on polling booth in Pulwama

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Militants on Monday lobbed a grenade towards a polling station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district where polling is underway in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha Polls.

However, no casualties were reported in the blast, an officer said.

The area has been cordoned off by security forces, officer added.

Polling is being held in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. Anantnag has seen voting for Lok Sabha poll on April 23 while voting in Kulgam district took place on April 29.

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