‘I condemn this attack in strongest possible terms’, Omar on Awantipora blast



Reacting to a blast at Lethpora in which twelve CRPF troopers were killed and many others sustained injuries, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and NC vice president Omar Abdullah condemned the attack and expressed his condolences.

“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,” Omar tweeted.

Earlier, 12 CRPF troopers were killed and at least 44 were injured after an IED detonated at Lethpora area of Wantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A CRPF official said that injuries CRPF men have shifted to 92 Base Hospital located at the Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar for the treatment.

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