April 2004 News

Terrorists Attack Polling Booths In J&K; 2 Dead

19 April 2004
The Times of India

Baramulla: Shortly after voting began in Jammu and Kashmir , terrorists attacked 11 polling stations, killing two security personnel and injuring several others, including election staff and voters, in the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Militants opened fire at a polling booth in Pazalpora-Raziabad killing a CRPF soldier, official sources said. One security personnel, posted at a booth in Arampora-Sopore, was killed and six injured in a grenade attack by militants on Monday night. As polling began on Tuesday morning, militants triggered a landmine blast at Bandipora-Sumblar road injuring a policeman and three people on poll duty. Militants lobbed another grenade in Fazalpora, 150 metres from a polling booth. A CRPF jawan was injured in this attack. Grenades were also lobbed at polling booths in Pattan, Hyderbeg, Kathpora and Old Baramulla but there was no casualty.


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