In another terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir, a police station in Kulgam's Yaripora was targeted on Sunday evening
In another terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir, a police station in Kulgam’s Yaripora was targeted on Sunday evening. The event took place on the evening of Srinagar bypolls where only 6.5% voting was recorded. No official statement has been released about the incident and no casualties have been reported either. During the casting of votes 7 people were reported dead in violence after which the separatists in the state called for a two-day shutdown in Kashmir. Even a polling booth was also set ablaze by unknown people ahead of Anantnag bypoll scheduled for April 12.
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A couple of months ago, another clash broke between the stone pelters and security forces in the Kulgam district. In that incident, a youngster was killed while 18 others were injured. This happened after the gunning down of four militants in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Hundreds of people, mostly youths, started sloganeering after four militants and a civilian were killed in the encounter at Frisal in Kulgam, a police official said. Security forces fired tear smoke shells and several live rounds to disperse the protesters but in vain, the official said. He said 19 people were injured in the security forces’ action. One of the four who suffered bullet injuries succumbed. The deceased has been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad too.
J-K Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu said a poor 6.5 per cent polling took place in the parliamentary seat. “I cannot say anything about the repoll as of now. The figure can be anywhere around 50 or 100 polling stations or more than that,” he told reporters. While two persons each were killed Pakherpora in Chrar-e- Sharief, Beerwah and Chadoora areas of Budgam district and one person died in the district’s Magam town, which is known as the gateway to Gulmarg. Another person was killed in Barsoo in Ganderbal district.
(with input from agency)