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12 injured in grenade blasts, PDP candidate escapedunhurt in Kashmir

Written by: Staff

Baramulla, Apr 24 (UNI) People Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Javid Ahmad Baig escaped unhurt when unidentified assailants hurled a hand grenade towards a polling booth at Wagoora in Sangrama assembly constituency, causing injuries to nine voters.

A poll official and two voters were injured in a grenade blast at Palhalan in the Pattan assembly constituency where polling is underway for the byelections.

Official sources said unidentified assailants threw a hand grenade towards a polling booth set up in Higher Secondary School at Wagoora in Sangrama constituency this afternoon.

Mr Baig, nephew of Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig, who had arrived there seconds before the blast, escaped unhurt.

Sources said nine voters were injured in the blast and voting was disrupted for some time.

People of the area later protested against the incident.

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