Former J&K CM’s Omar, Mehbooba condemn Lethpora militant attack

Former J&K CM’s Omar, Mehbooba condemn Lethpora militant attack
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Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have condemned the Lethpora militant attack that left over a dozen CRPF personnel dead and several others injured.

Omar said that he condemns the attack in strongest possible terms.

Omar tweeted: 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 (SIC).”

Mehbooba Mufti said that no words are enough to condemn the gruesome attack.

She tweeted: “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? (SIC).”

Fifteen CRPF personnel have been killed and dozens others injured in a powerful “suicide car- bomb attack” on Kashmir highway.

A senior police official confirmed to Kashmir Reader that 15 CRPF troopers have died while several others have been injured. He said the death toll may rise to twenty.

The official said that forty CRPF personnel have been admitted to army hospital in Srinagar.

The attack, according to the police, said took place at 3:15 pm.

Following the attack the traffic on Kahsmir highway has been suspended and forces have cordoned off the entire area and launched searches.

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants outfit has claimed responsibility of the attack claiming that more than a dozen CRPF personnel were killed and several others injured.

A JeM spokesperson Muhammad Hassan in a statement issued to a local news gathering agency said “dozens of forces’ vehicles were destroyed in the attack”.

The spokesperson identified the driver (of JeM) who carried out the fidayeen attack as Aadil Ahmad alias Waqas Commando of Gundi Bagh, Pulwama