Militants on Friday hurled a grenade at the residence of Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Tourism Sakina Itoo and attacked security forces at a designated polling booth in Habbakadal assembly constituency in Srinagar, police said.
The minister was not present in her house in south Kashmir when it was targetted by ultras at around 1900 hours, they said. The grenade exploded in the compound. Security guards posted at her house retaliated, but the militants escaped under cover of darkness.
No loss of life was reported, police said.
This is the second attack on her residence since September 11. Sakina had survived a bid on her life earlier this week when ultras attacked her motorcade killing two security personnel.
In another incident, militants launched a grenade attack on a designated polling station at a school building in Kralakhud area of Habbakadal assembly segment late on Friday evening in an attempt to target security personnel posted there to sanitise the area, police said.
The grenade exploded at the main gate of the school, they said, adding no damage to life or property was reported.
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