1 killed, 5 hurt in grenade attack in south Kashmir
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1 killed, 5 hurt in grenade attack in south Kashmir

A militant attack left six people, including five security personnel injured, in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday evening in the run-up to the polls there on December 9.

india Updated: Dec 03, 2014 21:51 IST
Peerzada Ashiq
Peerzada Ashiq
Hindustan Times

A militant attack on Wednesday evening killed a paramilitary trooper in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, days before it goes to polls in the third phase of elections.

Police said militants lobbed a grenade at a patrol party near Pohu village at 5.30 pm injuring six people including four personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

One among the injured, assistant sub-inspector Shamsher Singh, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, a CRPF spokesperson told HT.

Tension gripped the area after the explosion. More reinforcements were rushed to the area to nab the militants who fled the scene after hurling the grenade.

Pulwama goes to polls on December 9.

The district has witnessed a heightened militant activity this year. Three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants were killed on September 2 in an 18-hour gunbattle with security forces. Several grassroots’ representatives have also come under attack from militants here.

More than six militants were killed in separate encounters in the district’s volatile assembly segments of Tral, Pulwana, Rajpora and Pampore this year.

Meanwhile, in north Kashmir’s Sopore, the police on Wednesday started investigations into anti-poll posters emerging in the area.

“Investigation is on to trace out the persons responsible for pasting anti-election posters in Sopore town,” a police spokesperson said.
“A few suspects are being questioned,” he added.

First Published: Dec 03, 2014 20:55 IST