Ghulam Nabi Azad lauds spirit of Pampore attack bravehearts’ families

New Delhi: Condoling the loss of lives of security personnel in an encounter with militants in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday lauded the spirit of patriotism shown by their families.

“It is very sad that jawans in their 20s were killed in the Pampore encounter with militants. The situation is still not under control. I salute the parents of these youngsters (soldiers) for their patience. Their kids were killed and they are still saying that they are ready to make any sacrifice for the nation,” Azad told ANI.

The standoff between the security forces and militants in Pampore came to an end this evening, nearly 48 hours after the terrorists attacked a CRPF convoy and stormed into the EDI building.

“Three militants killed, and a lot of arms and war-like ammunitions have been recovered. They were foreign terrorists and were heavily armed,” Major General Arvind Dutta of Victor Force, told the media here.

Two officers of the rank of captain and a Lance Naik from the elite Para force of the Army were killed while trying to flush out the militants.

While Captain Pawan Kumar was killed in a pre-dawn exchange of fire, Captain Tushar Mahajan and Lance Naik Om Prakash sustained fatal injuries in the afternoon on Sunday. (ANI)