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|October 4, 1999||
NC polling agent killed as 14 per cent vote in Anantnag
One polling agent of the ruling National Conference was killed and 23 persons, including 19 security personnel, were injured in militant activity across the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency where 14 per cent polling was recorded till afternoon today.
Meanwhile, life in the district was crippled by the bandh (general strike) called by the All-Parties Hurriet Conference in protest against the election.
More than 20 leaders of the APHC and the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party were arrested for their anti-election campaign which had largely affected voter turnout in the first two phases of election in the valley.
An official spokesman said a National Conference polling agent, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, who was injured in a bomb blast at Pampore during polling, died in hospital this afternoon.
At least three persons, including a security jawan, were injured when supporters of two rival groups clashed at Qazigund this afternoon. But the situation was brought under control and polling resumed after a while.
The spokesman said Noorabad assembly segment recorded the highest turnout of 40 per cent while Pampore witnessed the lowest of 0.9 per cent.
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