Kashmir poll violence kills three

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Kashmir: In an incident that took place today in the Budgam district where three people lost their life when security forces opened fire on mobs attacking polling stations and poll personnel where election for the Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary seat is being held today.

While two died in firing at Dalwan village of Charar-e-Sharif assembly segment in Budgam, another died in Beerwah in the same district.

The security forces’ firing came after a violent mob attacked the polling station at Dalwan village and damaged EVMs and prevented voters from exercising their franchise.

According to the information given by the police officer, “Security forces opened fire to protect the polling staff.”

Police added, mobs also torched a bus and damaged EVMs at a polling station in Beerwah and elsewhere in Budgam.

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