"Counter-terror operations underway, perpetrators will be punished soon": J-K LG Manoj Sinha

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | July 09, 2024 IST

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Srinagar , July 9 : Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday condemned the deadly terror attack in Kathua in which five soldiers lost their lives and said that the people behind the attack will be punished soon.

In a post on X, LG Sinha said, "I salute the bravery of our army personnel, who lost their lives in a dastardly terror attack in Kathua. Deepest condolences to bereaved families of martyrs. Coordinated counter-terror operations are underway and the perpetrators of this attack will be punished soon."

Earlier, calling it a cowardly act, President Droupadi Murmu condemned the July 8 Kathua terror attack in which five army soldiers lost their lives and called for firm counter-measures

In a message on the social media platform, X, President Murmu said, "The attack on a convoy of Army personnel in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists is a cowardly act that deserves condemnation and firm countermeasures".

Ministry of Defence expressed extended "deepest" condolences to the bereaved families of the soldiers who lost their lives. Five Army soldiers were killed and as many as were injured in an ambush by terrorists in Katha district of Jammu and Kashmir on July 8.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrived at the incident site where an Army convoy was ambushed in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on July 8.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway following the attack.

Following the attack, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and Jammu and Kashmir police personnel have been deployed along the National Highway (NH44) in Udhampur.

This measure was taken as the 11th batch of Amarn th Yatra pilgrims passed through Udhampur on Tuesday morning. Multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place by the security forces to ensure the safety of the pilgrims.

Since June 9, there have been terror strikes at four places in Reasi, Kathua and Doda in which nine pilgrims and a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan were killed.

A civilian and at least seven security personnel were also injured. (ANI)

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