New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday strongly condemned the attack on CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir in which eight personnel lost their lives and 22 others were injured.
“It is painful to learn about the death of our soldiers who are fighting a proxy war and had succeeded in creating an atmosphere in the state, as a result of which the tourists from across the world are visiting Kashmir, thereby contributing to the economy of the state,” Azad said in a statement.
“This terrorist attack at this juncture on our brave security forces should be condemned by one and all,” he said.
Azad, a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the troopers.
The Congress leader also expressed hope that the state authorities and security agencies will nab the culprits involved in the act.
Eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed and 22 injured in a deadly firing attack on their bus by two LeT ‘fidayeen’ terrorists on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Pulwama district on Saturday. The two Lashkar militants were gunned down, officials said.