BSF officer among two injured as ultras fire at booths
A BSF officer was among two persons injured when militants opened fire and lobbed grenades on polling stations in Doda and Udhampur districts.
A BSF officer was among two persons injured when militants opened fire and lobbed grenades from hill tops on polling stations in Doda and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, official sources said.
Ultras fired a grenade from a hilltop on the BSF security party deployed at a polling station in Kalimasti area of Gool tehsil in Udhampur district, BSF sources told PTI here.
After the blast, the two sides exchanged fire in which a BSF officer of the rank of inspector was injured, they said adding he has been identified as Bobpinder Singh.
In Hali Nallah area, militants fired from a hill top and aimed a rocket propelled grenade at a booth which exploded in the air without causing any damage.
In a separate incident, militants opened fire from a hill top at a polling station around 0830 hours in which a civilian identified as Desh Raj, who had come to vote, was injured in his arm.
Security persons at the booth fired back forcing militants to flee after brief exchanges.
The militants also triggered an explosion near the degree college polling station without any casualty and in Naizdol forest area in Mahore tehsil of Udhampur district around 0910 hours.
Another grenade attack was triggered by militants in Taligarh area in Doda without any casualty, they said adding no incident has affected polling.