New Delhi: In a bid to disrupt the biggest democratic event in the country, the Lok Sabha election, terrorists hurled grenades at a polling station in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. 

According to the state police, the grenades were thrown at Rohomoo polling station in the district, when polling was underway for Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. So far there are no reports of any casualties.

This was the first militant attack on a polling station in this Lok Sabha election in Jammu and Kashmir. Before the polls, terrorists have threatened people of Kashmir through audio and video messages to not participate in elections and boycott it. Security forces have cordoned off the area and investigating the matter.

Polling is being held in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency which also includes Anantnag and Kulgam districts as well.
Anantnag district went to polls on 23 April, while voting in Kulgam district took place on 29 April.

There are 18 candidates in the fray for Anantnag constituency including PDP president and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti.