Azad, Omar, Mehbooba condemn killing of CRPF men

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Srinagar, Feb 14: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha) has strongly condemned the IED attack on CRPF bus at Awantipora, Kashmir killing more than dozen jawans.
“I strongly condemn the attack and my heart goes out to the families of those killed and the jawans who are injured. It is unfortunate that militancy is again raising its ugly head in Jammu & Kashmir and precious lives of our para-military forces have been lost. I urge Governor, J&K to take all possible steps to compensate the families of those killed,” he said.
Former Chief Minister and vice president of National Conference Omar Abdullah also condemned the attack on CRPF terming it a disturbing trend reminiscent of dark days.
In a tweet Omar said, “Terrible news coming from the valley. A number of CRPF soldiers are reported to have been killed & injured in an IED blast. I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. My prayers for the injured & condolences to the families of the bereaved. #Kashmir.”
“Jaish has claimed the blast as a suicide (fidaeen) attack reminiscent of the dark days of militancy pre 2004-05. #Kashmir,” he said in another tweet.
Former CM and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said this is a very disturbing news and called for the end of this madness.
Taking to micro blogging website twitter Mehbooba said, “Disturbing news coming in from #awantipura . Twelve of our security personnel have been martyred and several have been injured. No words are enough to condemn the gruesome terror attack. How many more lives will be snuffed out before this madness ends?” (KNS)