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Militants attack CRPF vehicle in Shopian, poll officer killed, 5 injured

Violence marred the polling in third phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. A polling officer was killed and five others were injured when militants attacked a CRPF vehicle in South Kashmir's Shopian area.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2014 22:29 IST
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Violence marred the polling in third phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. A polling officer was killed and five others were injured when militants attacked a CRPF vehicle in South Kashmir's Shopian area.

According to reports, armed militants appeared near a polling booth at Nagabal Handew village in Shopian district immediately after 6pm.

Reports suggest that a polling officer Zia-ul-Haq, a teacher by profession and a resident of Shopian's Hirpora area, died in the attack. Five more people were injured, which include polling staff and security personnel.

The police spokesman in Srinagar confirmed the death of the polling officer.

The militants had apparently laid an ambush and fired at the CRPF bus carrying the staff, while leaving the polling station.

The area has been cordoned off and search operations started to nab the militants.

Shopian is part of the Anantnag constituency which went to polls on Thursday.