Anantnag attack: Govt, intel agencies must take suitable action to prevent attacks in future, says Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday urged the Modi government and intelligence agencies to take suitable action to prevent militants attacks in the future, a day after five CRPF personnel were killed in an attack in south Kashmir.

Two motorcycle-borne militants fired at a CRPF patrol party on the Khanabal-Pahalgham road in Anantnag district, killing five personnel from the paramilitary force and injuring three others on Wednesday.

“Disturbing to learn that 5 brave CRPF Jawans have been martyred & 4 Jawans injured in a terror attack in Anantnag. My salutations to the valour of our Jawans. Government and intelligence agencies must take suitable action so that attacks be curtailed in future,” Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

A joint team of the bravo company of CRPF’s 116th battalion and state police were deployed for picket duty in the area when the attack took place.

Al-Umar Mujahideen claimed the responsibility of the attack.

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