This is the first militant attack on a polling station in this Lok Sabha election in Jammu and Kashmir. A grenade was lobbed towards a polling station resulting in an explosion at Rahmoo village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir where polling is underway for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, police said.
No reportsof any casualties in the the blast, a police official said. He said security forces have cordoned off the area and the police is investigating the matter.
Polling is being held in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency which also includes Anantnag and Kulgam districts as well. The Lok Sabha polls to this constituency are being held in three phases due to security reasons.
Anantnag district went to polls on 23 April, while voting in Kulgam district took place on 29 April. There are 18 candidates in the fray for Anantnag constituency including PDP president and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti.