First poll victim in Kashmir a policeman

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Srinagar, Nov 24: Ghulam Hyder, a state police follower, became the first victim of the 2008 Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, when he died in the hospital early this morning.

Hyder was among the four people who were injured in a militant grenade attack at Kangan Bazar on November 21, the last day of electioneering in two Assembly segments of Ganderbal and Kangan, which went to polls yesterday.

The injured were admitted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences at Soura where Hyder died.


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