Srinagar: Ahead of polling in Pulwama district in south Kashmir, militants today carried out a grenade attack killing a CRPF assistant sub-inspector and wounding three security force personnel and three civilians.
Militants hurled a grenade at a security force party in village Pohu, 35 kilometres from Srinagar, at around 5:30 pm, police said.
The injured were rushed to a hospital where ASI Shamsher Singh of 183 battalion CRPF succumbed to injuries, they said.
The militants escaped taking advantage of the panic caused by the blast, police said adding a hunt had been launched to nab them.
No militant outfit had claimed responsibility for the attack so far, police said.
Pulwama will go to polls in the third round of 5-phase Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls on December 9.