Modi Govt, intel agencies must take suitable action to prevent attacks in future: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday urged the Modi government and intelligence agencies to take suitable action to prevent terror attacks in future, a day after an Army major was martyred in a encounter and nine personnel as well as two civilians were injured in an IED blast in south Kashmir.

"Salutations to Major Ketan Sharma who valiantly laid down his life fighting terrorists in Anantnag," Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

"Another cowardly terror attack on an Army truck in Pulwama, left jawans and civilians injured," he said. "Expect government and intelligence agencies to take suitable action to curtail future attacks," Surjewala added.

On Monday, an Army major martyred and a terrorist was killed, while another officer and two troopers were injured in an encounter between security forces and the ultras in south Kashmir's Anantnag district. In a separate incident, nine Army personnel and two civilians were injured when terrorists triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a vehicle near an Army patrol in Pulwama district on Monday.



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