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Militants try to disrupt polls

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Srinagar
May 02, 2004 10:03 PM IST

Militants made desperate bids to disrupt the poll process in south Kashmir by lobbing grenades towards two polling stations in Pulwama district.

Militants made desperate bids to disrupt the poll process in south Kashmir by lobbing grenades towards two polling stations in Pulwama district and firing on a CPI(M) activist since last night, official sources said here on Sunday.

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They said the ultras lobbed a grenade towards a polling station located in high school at Dadsar in Tral town last night adding it exploded without causing any loss of life or damage to property.

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In a similar incident, militants fired another grenade towards the polling station located in girls higher secondary school in Shopian town of the district, the sources said and pointed out there was no loss of life or property in this explosion also.

CPI(M) activist Ghulam Rasool Malik, who was campaigning for party leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami in Tral area and his entourage had a narrow escape this morning when militants opened fire on them, the sources said.

Intense security arrangements have been made for May 5 polling in Anantnag-Pulwama parliamentary constituency, which has a strong militant presence in the upper reaches of the two districts.

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